Sally Ride

Nearly everyone dreams of being an astronaut at some point, but for the first 20 years of NASA’s existence, the U.S. only sent men into space. Dr. Sally Ride broke that tradition when she flew on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983. Ride learned about the job opportunity of a lifetime as she was finishing … More Sally Ride

Monarch Butterflies and Our Changing Climate

Climate change and monarchs Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are being threatened by the early arrival of spring in Texas, according to an article from Yale Climate Connections. As climate change has made spring come earlier, monarchs have begun migrating before the milkweed plants in the rest of the country have grown enough to support the … More Monarch Butterflies and Our Changing Climate