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Past Issues 2011

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Fall

How clean is our air? It's a lot cleaner than it used to be! In this issue, we'll learn about air:

  • What it is
  • Where it comes from
  • What you can do to help keep our air clean
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Spring

In this issue we will learn about being "green" at home and school. You will also meet I Love NY's 2010 Greenest NYer Kaity Tsui. Learn about:

  • Green places to visit in New York State
  • Green choices you can make everyday
  • Ideas for exploring outdoors with trees
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Winter

In this issue we look at the skulls of deer, beaver, coyote and cottontail rabbit. Each skull tells a different story about that animal. Learn about:

  • What skulls tell us about animal behavior
  • Different types of vision
  • The difference between predators and plant-eater teeth
  • How to test your peripheral vision