Ever wonder how to become a journalist for the Bear Essential Newspaper? I am going to share with you how I became a journalist. I recently attended the Bear Essential News Young Reporters Workshop at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU!

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 Have you ever seen yellow tape on four wooden sticks at the beach? It’s usually at the bottom of the dunes. That tape is marking the baby sea turtles nest and marine biologists say you must set up your beach chairs 10 feet or more away from the tape. The reason is to protect the sea turtle nests, which are buried in the sand. Sea turtle hatchlings have less than 1 percent chance of surviving to adulthood.

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To get you and your buddies into the Halloween spirit, Boomer Bear takes a look at creatures that live in a most CRINGEWORTHY way!

Some bloodsuckers are so sneaky or tiny that the host (or victim, if you want to be dramatic) doesn’t even know it’s there!

But why blood? It is rich in red and white blood cells, which are high in protein. The downside is that, as food, blood is low in vitamins and can carry disease.

“All animals with backbones (from humans to birds to fish) have blood and are another (food) resource in the world. And many different organisms have evolved...Read more

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Greta Thunberg speaking at  the European  Parliament in  April of 2019
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Top Photo: Greta Thunberg speaking at the European Parliament in April of 2019

Photo credit: wikimedia.org

There’s no doubt about it: kids can change the world.

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Name Nasa's Next Mars Rover
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Think you have what it takes to name NASA’s next rover? Well, it’s time to get creative because now’s your chance!

NASA announced that K–12 students can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest now through Nov. 1.

“This naming contest is a wonderful opportunity for our... Read more

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Arizona Science Center is excited to offer FREE general admission on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 courtesy of Fry's Food Stores to all that have a curious mind about science! Guests will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries. In addition to FREE general admission, guests can enjoy shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater and Dorrance Planetarium for only $5. The Science Center will host a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities throughout the weekend (will vary per day).

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Arizona Science Center is excited to offer FREE general admission on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 courtesy of Fry's Food Stores to all that have a curious mind about science! Guests will be able to roam around all four levels of the Center’s hands-on science galleries. In addition to FREE general admission, guests can enjoy shows in the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater and Dorrance Planetarium for only $5. The Science Center will host a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities throughout the weekend (will vary per day).

Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
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It shelters 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish and 40,000 species of plants.

Did you know that the Amazon is home to all of this and more? That’s right! The Amazon has a uniquely rich and diverse ecosystem.

Some of the rainforest’s most well-known residents are poison dart... Read more

The Tramp is from a Phoenix shelter!
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Top Photo: The Tramp is from a Phoenix shelter! Photo credit: The Walt Disney Company

It’s the stuff that movies are made from—Hollywood animal trainers find an adorable dog at a... Read more

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