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{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

{Field Experience} Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

We decided to take a quick day trip to Cheyenne, WY. There are many free things to do in Cheyenne and today we decided to visit the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. There is no fee to enter, but there is a donation box (and if you have the means, please donate, it is a beautiful building and garden). My favorite plant was the bunny ear cactus. It looks like little bunnies running through the desert. My 13 yo wanted to know…

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{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

{Science} Intro to Virology College Course

When I was working on my undergrad, my focus was chemistry and biology. Those courses included the standard Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, but they also included Virology, Immunology, Mycology, and Biology of the Cancer cell. I remember my employer—a private physician and psychiatrist for whom I organized charts, transcribed notes, and did general clerical work while in college—telling me that he was impressed at just how much specialized education I am receiving in my…

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[Science] Chemistry

[Science] Chemistry

One of our favorite chemistry resources is the channel on YouTube called Periodic Videos. Here’s the supporting website with a clickable periodic table to view the videos: http://www.periodicvideos.com During the pandemic, there has been a new discovery of “black nitrogen”. We all thoroughly enjoyed this new discovery and feeling up to date on research. You can view that video here: Most of all, my children love how exciting he makes chemistry, demonstrating burning and melting points, freezing points, and even…

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[Science] Virology

[Science] Virology

With the panic and propaganda supporting the Covid tyranny, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. As someone that studied virology, immunology, mycology and microbiology in College, it’s a little easier for me to sort out the noise of the news propaganda. We found a great college course called “Introduction to Virology” from a professor at Columbia University. This is the 2019 lecture series, before the pressure and politics of covid. Watch here: I don’t agree with his position on…

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