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Happy National Dog Day!

pet dog

National Dog Day is August 26.  What a great excuse to appreciate dogs of all shapes and sizes (and breeds) for everything that they offer and do for us.  Whether they are guide dogs, therapy dogs, and/or companion animals, all dogs are special.  These remarkable creatures deserve some love and appreciation!  So find a spot… read more >>

Shark Week is Here!

A tiger shark heads straight towards the camera in an underwater dive experience.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week kicks off July 11 and runs through July 18. This year marks the 33rd annual celebration of Shark Week. Shark movies and programs will be showing all month long on both the Discovery Channel and discovery+ streaming service. For a full listing of new programs premiering during Shark Week, please visit… read more >>

June is Zoo Month!

Wild Animals

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. Did you know that there are around 2,800 zoos and aquariums around the world, with 355 of those in the United States?   Let’s explore zoos!  The path to modern zoos began with the capture of wild animals in pens, leading to the domestication of those best suited to living in human-controlled herds, such as goats and sheep.   The first recorded collections… read more >>

Animal Movies!

movie clapper board director dog

Now that Summer Discovery is in full swing, here’s a list of animal movies the whole family can watch to go along with this year’s theme, Tails and Tales! From animated favorites, comedies, and classics, to nature documentaries and educational programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t forget … if you sign up for… read more >>

Cicadas Are Coming

Cicada Shells On Table. Bugs. Insects

Cicadas, those strange, noisy, and harmless insects, are emerging from underground again this year in parts of this country.  Parts of 15 states will see billions of Brood X 17-year cicadas emerge in May or June. The Brood X is emerging in parts of Ohio, but shouldn’t affect our local area.  However, if you are traveling you… read more >>

Appreciate a Dragon? Sign Me Up!

dragon flying

Dragons: one of the most popular mythical creatures. Dragons have existed throughout mythology and folklore for thousands of years. When most people think of dragons, they think of giant, scaly creatures that breathe fire and fly with wings. However, not all cultures describe dragons this way. In Eastern Cultures, the dragon is serpent–like and does not have wings. In addition, dragons can either be kind… read more >>