ABQ BioPark - BioPark Connect: Polar Bears: A lesson about polar bears in their natural habitat and those that live at the BioPark. Discover the challenges polar bears are facing in the wild and how you can help plus learn to make a polar bear craft!
International Folk Art Museum - Koinobori: Japanese Carp Windsocks: Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan, which always falls on May 5th. Families fly giant carp windsocks, called koinobori, on flagpoles next to their homes from April to early May. The holiday apparently comes from an ancient Chinese story about carp, which swam up a waterfall and turned into dragons. The carp, or koi in Japanese, became symbols of perseverance. The Japanese version tells of the koi swimming up the waterfall, but does not mention the dragons. Parents hope their children will be as spirited and determined as the strong carp that can swim upstream and even through powerful waterfalls.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science - Growing Green Goop: New Mexico is the ideal place for doing biological research. With constant sunshine and wide open spaces, we can grow a lot of algae quickly so that it will cost less than other types of fuel. There are a lot of ways to grow algae, and lots of different types of algae to grow. To grow a good crop of algae, you need a combination of factors: water temperature, sunlight, nutrients, and algal diversity. Play a game to try different combinations to see how well your algae would grow!