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Friday, August 18th, 2017

To understand the evolutionary history of a plant family, the first step is to determine the closest related ancestor. Pereskias exhibit ancestral traits of cacti and are thought to be one of the earliest diverging lineages of the cactus family. 

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Kyla Curnutte

Did you know that children are spending 50 percent less time outdoors than they did 20 years ago? Nature play is a research-based movement gaining popularity in the United States to help combat this statistic.