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The forces that made those scenic mountains also caused gold to run in veins, and thermal baths to bubble, and volcanoes to erupt. The animals you see on safari have a long history of ecology and evolution. Science museums and activities explain the world. Whether it’s an active gold panning tour or a quiet afternoon in a museum or a tour of a volcanic park, science- and geology-themed activities make what you see make sense.

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Science and Geology: The Bucket List


Children experience the force of nature with Pheena the fin whale (Credit: MCArnott)

Visiting the Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science with Children in California

Watching a turtle chomping on a strawberry is a far cry from inventing the idea of a cyclotron smashing particles. But they are both aspects of science, and as such, have a place at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California, located in the hills east of San Francisco ...
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Blue Grotto in Capri

Boating to the Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy

The tour guide said it was impossible, but I couldn't bear the thought of being so close to the Grotta Azzura, and not see it... We had embarked a few days before on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager for a cruise from Monte Carlo to Venice. Our port of call that ...
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Cavannah cave was mined for phosphate during he 1870s.  Photo by Bruce N. Meyer

Spelunking on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla

The Caribbean island of Anguilla is renowned for 33 pure white sand beaches that consistently appear on those popular magazine "top 10 lists." And you won't get an argument from me. But my husband and I have been known to approach life with a different perspective. So what did we do ...
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Looking up Glen Nevis

Following a Geological Trail in Scotland’s Glen Nevis

I’ve chosen the wrong companion for my geological time travel adventure: Like most girls of her age, the only type of rocks my daughter is interested in are the ones you find sparkling on the fingers of the Real Housewives of Orange County. "Get out into the river," I instruct, "and ...
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Cesar Manrique subterranean house Taro de Tahiche

Feeling the Heat of Lanzarote’s Volcanoes in Spain’s Canary Islands

With the toe of my boot, I scrape away a thin layer of coarse gravel and lean down to pick up a handful of the exposed pebbles. I let go immediately as they burn my fingers – the ground I walk on is too hot to handle. I shouldn’t be ...
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Aurora Borealis, photo courtesy of Jill Browne

Chasing the Aurora Borealis in Bettles, Alaska

Deep in a sound sleep, I am awakened by footsteps running through the corridors outside and the urgent sound of doors slamming open. “Get up everyone! Everyone, outside!” Groggily, I look at my watch: 3 a.m. I roll over, not quite in the land of the awake. There is more urgent ...
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