Monday, March 18, 2013

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Perogies & Gyoza.

For Nonfiction Monday --  "The case of the vanishing golden frogs: a scientific mystery" by Sandra Markle.
What happens when a scientist becomes a detective?  In this case, biologist Karen Lips identifies a mystery -- Panamanian golden frogs are disappearing in the wild. She then researches the possible causes, formulates a plan of action, and works to solve the mystery.  In this case  -- spoiler alert! -- the culprit is a fungus for which there is currently no cure.  Markle goes on to describe how scientists are taking steps to keep the remaining population alive in special zoos and  research centers while they work to return the golden frogs -- the national symbol of Panama -- to their home.

1 comment:

laurasalas said...

Sounds like this would go wonderfully with Hive Detectives for older kids!

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