Saturday, July 30, 2011

Elmhurst College recycles fallen tree to teach history

"A 160-year-old American elm — once the oldest tree on the Elmhurst College campus — was so damaged in a storm a year ago that it had to be taken down. Now, the remains of the once majestic tree, will be used to teach the history of the college."
Read more about this historic tree here.

Plants draw bats by harnessing sound

"Some flowering plants draw helpful pollinating bats to their blooms by harnessing sound, scientists have found. A peculiar leaf on a Cuban rain forest vine produces an echo signature easily identified by the bats, according to a paper in the journal Science."

Read more here.

Reaching Out to the 'Least' -Devotions from the Road of Life

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25: 40, King James Version

In these days of economic problems, the words of Jesus ring ever more true. No matter where we look, there are "the least of these my brethren" needing our help. For one California school teacher, this premise shines as a guiding light.
Learn how one person reaches out here.