Image description: The National Museum of American History recently received a donation of more than 20 Jim Henson puppets and props from the Henson family.
The Museum’s conservation lab had to work on the puppets to get them ready for the donation ceremony. Some of the puppets are the originals and the materials used in their original creation were not meant to last for decades.
Learn more about conserving these beloved puppets. You can also view more photos from the lab.
Image description: Explore the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge without ever leaving your home on Wednesday, June 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.
Discovery Education is presenting a virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, FL. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and is famous for its migratory bird populations.
Learn more about the event and sign up to reserve your spot on the “trip.”
Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
Image description: A Fish and Wildlife Conservation biologist examines the mouth of a young Kemp’s ridley sea turtle for any evidence of oil or tar in the mouth, which would indicate that the turtle has ingested oil. Turtles may ingest oil by feeding on oiled prey or by eating tar balls.
FWC biologists and other rescue workers are searching for oil-impacted sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico to assess the extent of the damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The rescue workers’ main goal is to find and rehabilitate as many of the oil-impacted sea turtles as possible.
Learn more about the efforts to help the effected sea turtles.
Photo by Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
This October is Energy Awareness Month, and it is a good time to go over your energy routine and think of ways to conserve energy in your home and daily life.
Pay attention to the energy use in your home so you can monitor how much you are using. Simply unplugging some large energy consumers when they are not in use, such as home entertainment systems, and turning off lights when you leave a room, can save you money on your utility bill each month.
Stay up-to-date on new appliances and technologies that save energy and money, so that when it comes time to replace something, you know the most energy friendly options. You can find information on energy efficient appliances at EnergyStar.gov.
You can also help your kids understand the importance of energy conservation by teaching them how they can make a difference and why it is important to care about preserving our planet. Energy Star Kids is a fun, interactive, and educational tool your kids can explore.
Learn more about energy awareness and how to save.