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Animal Update: May 2018

2018-05-11T16:15:31+00:00May 11th, 2018|WonderLab Alive!|

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to our Coral Reef Aquarium!!!!! As of this past Monday our reef has been here for 1 whole year!!!!! There have been lots of ups and downs but I am very proud of what WonderLab has accomplished in that time! Many corals have doubled even tripled in size, such as our stunner coral [...]

Love is in the Air at WonderLab

2018-05-07T08:40:53+00:00February 14th, 2018|WonderLab Alive!|

Reproduction is a sign of good health. Living organisms have a finite amount of resources available to them. These resources are then allocated to either survival and growth or to reproduction. For example, an animal needs food to survive. If they are barely able to obtain enough food to keep itself healthy, it would not [...]

Symbiosis and its role in coral reef building

2018-05-07T08:41:37+00:00January 13th, 2018|WonderLab Alive!|

Corals are able to build the magnificent reefs we see today because of a very important, symbiosis with unicellular, photosynthetic dinoflagellates called zooxanthellae (simply put, they are really small algae). Scientists estimate that coral and zooxanthellae have been working together to make reefs for 200-250 million years (Rohwer, Youle, 2010)! Before we get to that, [...]

Mites Might be Mighty

2018-05-07T08:41:54+00:00December 9th, 2017|WonderLab Alive!|

The health and wellness of honeybees has become a hot topic in today’s global community. Bees are important pollinators of our world’s flora, including some plants whose sole pollinator is the bee. Sadly, bee populations are decreasing and will continue to do so, but why are they dropping? Bee populations are declining for many reasons [...]

WonderLab Animals

2018-05-07T08:43:27+00:00November 17th, 2017|WonderLab Alive!|

WonderLab has more than 65 hands-on science exhibits, both inside the museum and outside in the garden, to capture your imagination and make learning fun! Whatever your age, we encourage you to bring your curiosity to the museum and experiment, build, observe and discover. Our exhibits are both educational and fun, reinforcing concepts and skills set forth by Indiana [...]