To celebrate Earth Day, we wanted to cover a variety of topics and challenge you — are you smarter than a naturalist?

What do forager honeybees use to communicate the location of nectar outside?

Photo of a bumblebee gathering pollen
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What is a fen?

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What type of glacial landmark is Kettleson Hogsback in Spirit Lake, IA?

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Restored prairies typically have 30-50 different species of plants, whereas native prairies have up to how many?

Photo of wildflowers
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Rocks are categorized into three types: Igneous, metamorphic and ___________.

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Where do monarch butterflies overwinter?

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Trumpeter swans were once extirpated in Iowa. Extirpated means_________...

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Courtney the corn snake at the Dickinson County Nature Center is albino. Albino animals lack ________.

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True or false: Microbes are all bad for you.

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True or false: Toads give you warts.

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Butterflies are mostly diurnal, which means active during the day. Moths are mostly _________.

Photo of a sphinx moth
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Opossums are resistant to __________.

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The meteor shower in April is called the _________ meteor shower.

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Bats find prey using _________.

Photo of a silver-haired bat
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These are all types of glacial landmarks...

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Are You Smarter Than a Naturalist?
You're smarter than a naturalist!
Wow! You got all of the answers right. That means you're as smart as or smarter than a naturalist!
You're as smart as a naturalist
You only made one mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, even a naturalist. You're as smart as a naturalist.
You're working on becoming a naturalist.
You know a lot about a lot of different topics. You're on your way to becoming a naturalist.
Keep learning to become a naturalist!
The world is a big place, and there is a lot to know. Even naturalists don't know everything. Keep learning and you'll be on your way to becoming a naturalist.
You've got a ways to go.
It's fun to learn about the environment, so keep researching and you'll be on your way to being as smart as a naturalist!

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