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Past Issues 2009

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Fall

This issue is all about invasive species in our state.
Read the magazine to learn about:

  • Alien, exotic and non-native species
  • How invasive species arrived in New York State
  • The different species, from plants to fish to insects
  • How to become an Invasive Species Detective
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Spring

This issue is all about climate change.
Read the magazine to learn about:

  • Earth's changing climate
  • Your carbon footprint
  • The greenhouse effect
  • What you can do about climate change
  • Make your own litterless lunch kit

Visit the Supplements and Activity Sheets page for curriculum information and additional activities to do with your class.

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Winter

This issue is all about exploring New York's Rivers. Read the magazine to learn about:

  • New York's major rivers
  • The Hudson River
  • What is an estuary?
  • The water cycle
  • Waterway wildlife that you will find in New York
  • What is your watershed address?

Visit the Supplements and Activity Sheets page for curriculum information and additional activities to do with your class.