Annual National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic Bee is an annual geography competition organized by the National Geographic Society. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to compete every year. For many homeschoolers grade level doesn’t mean a whole lot, so I suggest paying attention to approximate age comparisons. Continue reading

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Butterflies have been filling our nearby fields with bright colors. We’ve mostly been seeing painted ladies, however the occasional monarch has been spotted and I’m pretty sure I caught a glimpse of an eastern tiger swallowtail. Last weekend we went out to Hitchcock Nature Center to learn about tagging monarchs. … Continue reading