I hear complaints all the time about how hard it is to get kids involved in the fish hobby. With the competition of phones, tablets and televisions, an aquarium or pond doesn't have much drama or instant gratification. As the holidays approach, we're always looking for ways to entertain the little ones - be it before or after Thanksgiving dinner, or for Christmas... Click on the title or picture for one cute solution that keeps kids engaged and promotes the hobby of keeping fish!
It's not often scientists suggest they've found an entirely new group of animals, something so different that they can't be considered as belonging to one of the main groups, such as shellfish, insects, worms, jellyfish, sponges, animals with backbones (like us) and so on. Read more about this fascinating underwater discovery by clicking on the title or picture...
OK - I seriously want this! Pity we can't dine outside all winter in CT!
We have all heard that spending time watching fish can have health benefits, but did you know that DONATING money to non-profits that help people (and their Koi!) can actually lower your blood pressure? The first studies suggested that donating time to help others made people healthier, but then it was proved that giving money actually caused a significant reduction in blood pressure! Before presenting the article, I thought I would mention that K.O.I. is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit group, and that all donations are tax deductible! Here's the link in order to donate:
So here's the double-whammy - take a course from K.O.I. - learn something new which will help your Koi, and then share your knowledge with other Koi keepers - then you get both health benefits for having supported K.O.I., and of helping others! Read the full article about the research by clicking on the picture or title...
This elementary school teacher teaches children how to draw Koi! And it will work for you too! Follow the pictoral instructions by clicking on this article's title or picture. From: http://elementaryartfun.blogspot.com/2012/05/koi-fish.html
!If you're not havin' FUN, you're not doin' it right