Trip to the National Zoological Park

On Friday I spent much of my day at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC which is part of the Smithsonian Museum Complex. I spent most of time getting glimpses of some of the areas where the Animal Keepers work. I started my morning in the Reptile Discovery Center where I learned some helpful hints on exhibit design and modifications and saw there emergency system for dealing with venomous snake bites. As you can see from the pictures, anRead more

Happy Leap Year!

Celebrate February 29th with a visit to and learn about why 2008 is the “Year of the Frog”. Amphibians are in a major crisis– up to 50% of the 6000 species of amphibians are threatened with extinction due to climate change, habitat loss, and a deadly fungal disease called chytridiomycosis. Use the extra 24 hours you have this year to learn about the conservation efforts taking place. Here’s some video from YouTube of Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin on TheRead more