Meet Cleese, the Rough-Skinned Newt!

2019-11-14T11:57:39-05:00November 14th, 2019|WonderLab Alive!|

This is Cleese, Wonderlab’s Rough Skinned Newt, lounging in his habitat. Photo by Layne Sermersheim. This map highlights where in the world you can find the Rough Skinned Newts talked about in this article: the Pacific Northwest Coast, from southeastern Alaska to the Bay Area of California. Cleese is an amphibian [...]

Pollution: Part Two – How Trash Travels

2019-09-12T13:48:18-04:00September 6th, 2019|WonderLab Alive!|

In Pollution: Part One - The Plight of Plastics. I wrote about the dangers of plastic to our environment. There is a risk of animals eating it or getting caught in it and dying. Chemicals can leach from it, polluting the water. It can physically choke out areas where plants and animals could live.  In [...]

Honey Bee Social Structure

2019-04-24T14:28:29-04:00May 24th, 2019|Exhibits, Mission, WonderLab Alive!|

Honey bees are extraordinary creatures. Like humans, they live in groups, enjoy each other’s company, and work together to achieve common goals. Unlike humans, they are eusocial. This means the individual bee is part of a caste, or type, of bee: either the “worker” or non-reproductive caste, or the “royal” or reproductive caste. Bees in [...]

Animal Update- September 2018

2018-09-27T10:22:08-04:00September 27th, 2018|WonderLab Alive!|

Bearded Dragons Harley- Two nights ago we found what appeared to be a clump of feces stuck in his vent and our gentle pulling was not helping. Yesterday he got the clump removed and we found out that it was actually build up of secretions from one of his hemipenes. The build up became waxy [...]

Animal Update: May 2018

2018-05-11T16:15:31-04:00May 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

2018-05-07T08:40:53-04:00February 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 [...]