We are deep in our research for our endangered species reports and presentations. We will be publishing books with photographs of the species we studied plus giving TED-style talks on the species. We will film the talks and publish them on-line, with a link to the reports. Look for a celebration and TED-talk invitation next week.
If you would like to check out a sample TED Talk, follow the link to TED Under 20. We watched and were inspired by #5, by Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions
And for some Mad Science pix....
We were investigating the insulating properties of blubber by plunging our hands into a very frigid mix of water, ice and snow. Mother Nature obliged by making the outside temperatures in the single digits and providing lots of fresh snow. One hand got a layer of vegetable fat to insulate it and the other was uninsulated. We recorded the difference in the way the hands felt after thirty seconds and one minute. Some lasted a minute and a half, and in the interest of frostbite prevention, we stopped there!