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Taking inspiration from the natural world

Many inventions have come about when humans have looked at nature to see how problems are solved and mimicked those solutions — it’s called biomimicry. There are many examples of biomimicry in today’s world. Kingfisher/bullet train The kingfisher bird inspired the design of the Shinkansen Bullet Train in Japan. The kingfisher’s beak is long and…

10 snow activities you haven’t done yet this winter

You’ve built snowmen. You’ve gone sledding. You’ve had snowball fights. Now, it’s still winter and you don’t know what else to do to have fun in the snow. So we have put together 10 activities that will make the everlasting snow a bit more fun! 1. Maple taffy I love historical fiction, and I grew…

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Pollinator populations are dwindling worldwide

The pollinator world goes far beyond bees and butterflies to include mammals, birds and even reptiles. Learn about a variety of worldwide pollinators during the next program in the Pollinator Spring Lecture Series 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “We’re going to take a trip around the world…

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