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Debbie Mickle

Articles by Debbie Mickle

Join Richmond City School Students in Saving the Wood Thrush

What do you know about the Wood Thrush? Do you know this small bird has one of the most beautiful songs of any North American bird? Do you know how to imitate the Wood Thrush’s flute-like two note trill that sounds like a yodel? Do you know why the Wood Thrush is rapidly declining in numbers? Some very engaging students at Lucille M. Brown Middle School in the City of Richmond certainly do and they intend to involve us all in Saving the Wood Thrush.

Follow The 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

R3 reminds you to follow the 3 R’s--Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! R3 is Central Virginia Waste Management Authority’s (CVWMA) recycling mascot and CVWMA is Central Virginia’s Recycling Authority. Many communities throughout Virginia and the U.S. have recycling programs in place. But, recycling is just one part of the equation. Reducing, reusing and recycling go hand in hand to help us all improve our environment.

Watch the video to find out what you can do to follow the 3 R’s.

Thinking Like a Scientist: Answering the “Why” Questions

Do you have an inquisitive child? Do they explore the world around them? Do they amaze you with all the questions they have? Do they sometimes ask a few too many questions? Well here is a proven scientific method that will help you answer all those wonderful, inquisitive, yet sometimes draining, ‘why’ questions.

Future Engineers Build Under Pressure

When you were a kid, how many things did you build out of Popsicle sticks?  Maybe a pencil holder or a box, a teepee, or a sling shot?  What about a bridge that can withstand the added weight of hundreds of pounds?  Students from Cosby High School’s Engineering Design Course recently developed designs and built bridges that could hold up under pressure.

The BioGENEius Challenge: One Young Man's Story that Could Save Your Life

I am continuously amazed when I hear about young scientists – high school students - who are making a difference in the future of medicine.  I recently talked with Riley Ennis, a freshman at Dartmouth College, who won the Virginia BioGENEius Challenge last year and went on to become a U.S.

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