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Grant to help zoo visitors learn more about science with their cell phones

Published: Nov 30th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zoo visitors may soon use their cell phones to “Call the Wild” as part of a project led by University of Florida researchers to help the public […]

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

Published: Oct 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters – so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

Published: Oct 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Youth around the country will become bona fide butterfly researchers as part of a new science curriculum developed by University of Florida faculty and staff.

Public schools that receive low grades experience huge drop in donations

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crucial donations from parents and local businesses plummet when public schools receive poor letter grades, and the effect is most pronounced in institutions serving low-income students, according to a new University of Florida study.

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

The best protectors from bullies? Girls

Published: Apr 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Playground bullies may meet their match from where they least expect — in the ranks of kids who are anti-bullies — and most of them are girls, a new University of Florida study finds.

New forensics program to investigate crime against animals

Published: Jan 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it “CSI: Animal Edition.”