Tag Archives: Nature

'Talented Fish' with Lifestyles and St. John's U

Aspiring scholars from Lifestyles for the Disabled traveled to St. John University’s Staten Island campus to collaborate on projects that taught them about the “Mysteries of the Ocean.” At their final class, they take a few minutes to share what they learned about “The Talents of Fish” and other underwater creatures with Lifestyles videographer Meredith […]

Top 10 Life-Wire News Service Stories of 2016

Life-Wire News Service had a spectacular first full year.  Here are our most popular stories of 2016. 1- Koko Gets Her PBS Close-Up  Our crew reviewed the PBS/BBC documentary Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks.  Koko lives at the Gorilla Foundation with Penny Patterson, who taught her sign language. -Anthony Pabon 2- Living with Down Syndrome: Eric […]

Mount Loretto Trails Open to All

“When we build a trail to be accessible, it’s for everyone,” Carole Fraser, Universal Access Coordinator for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), told Padalino. “It isn’t only for people with disabilities, it’s for people with small children in strollers. It’s for older adults and everyone to come and enjoy these spaces together. Everyone can come and be more accepting of each other.”

Kamp Kiwanis, an Upstate Summer Oasis

“I never fished in my life,” said camper Anthony Pabon. “It was a good experience, but at first I thought, ‘ I really don’t want to do this.’ The sun was beating down on you, and I didn’t think fishing was really my thing.”

Ten Facts about Titanosaur from PBS Nature

We learned about how to find fossils and about how the Titanosaur lived by watching Nature: Raising the Dinosaur Giant (Watch the trailer here, on Nature Online.), airing Wednesday, February 17, 8 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. We enjoyed it! It was very enriching.  Here are ten facts that we learned watching the program: […]