Listening to the Earth

Preserving oral histories of organisms for the future

Project Launch

Hello! Welcome to the virtual ‘launch’ of our online exhibit, Listening to the Earth. This represents the student projects from…

Arctic Plants

This a Moss Campion, one of the 1700 identified species of plants that live on the arctic tundra. These plants…

Sunflowers

Wild Sunflowers are adapted to thrive in some of the harshest climates on Earth, from sand dunes to saltwater marshes….

Bees and Pollinators

  Unlike what most people believe, not all bees sting. Social bees like honeybees sting to defend their colony and…

Caribou

Caribou and reindeer belong to the same species. For Indigenous peoples such as the Dunne-za, they are sacred. Long ago,…

The Microbiome

Although our microbiomes are mostly stable by the age of three, we still pass microbiota back and forth to each…

Hummingbirds

  Hummingbirds captivate humans with their ability to fly backwards, upside down, and even hover – tricks used to feed…

Marine Viruses

Giant Marine Viruses (GMVs) contribute to evolution and help preserve biodiversity by killing rapidly reproducing microorganisms through genetic manipulation. GMVs’…

Sockeye Salmon

  Sockeye salmon begin their lives in freshwater, spend their adulthoods in the ocean, and journey home to their birthplace…

  Pycnopodia helianthoides, the giant sunflower sea star, was the most abundant species of star in the Pacific before 2013…

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