Tuesday Beauty, and a book signing!

Aug 26, 2014 | Posted by in animals, for-teachers, science | 1

Hello my cheeky monkeys! I came across this stunning piece today about the Portguese Man-of-War and wanted to share it with you. The Man-of-War looks like a jellyfish, but it’s actually a creature that is composed of a colony of animals, called zooids. This video is kid-friendly, too! From the photographer, Aaron Ansarov: “In an age when everyoneRead more …

Keating Creature #2 is ALIVE!

May 6, 2014 | Posted by in animals, nature, newsletters, science | 0

Today we’re talking bioluminescence, root beer floats, and superheroes! Happy reading! If you’d like to view this issue on its own page, go here! If you’d like to get Keating Creature issues delivered to you/your classroom via email, click the “Follow Jess Keating” button at the bottom of this page!

Fantastic Earth Day Authors!

Apr 22, 2014 | Posted by in animals, inspiration, nature, science | 1

It’s Earth Day! See this teensy little dot? That’s EARTH! It looks like this when you’re a little bit closer: To celebrate Earth Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite authors that write about lovely Earth-related goodness. If you’re looking for some great nonfiction (for you or your little monkeys), check them out! Melissa Stewart AsRead more …


Apr 16, 2014 | Posted by in animals, books, Pink is for Blobfish | 4

I have some exciting news, my cheeky monkeys! If you follow this blog (or my twitter, where I’m always yammering on about some science thing or another), you know I’m a HUGE fan of zoology and always eager to spread the word about this world’s strangest and most bizarre creatures. (Sidenote: If you would likeRead more …

Slow Life

Apr 3, 2014 | Posted by in animals, inspiration, nature | 3

Sometimes you just need to slow down, take a breath, and watch some beautiful time lapsed coral. Make you sure you embiggen the video to see all the gorgeous details! I hope you’re all having a happy start to Spring! Note: There are more videos from this photographer here!

International Polar Bear Day!

Feb 27, 2014 | Posted by in animals, nature, science | 0

Hey folks! What’s this? Two posts in one week? Is someone trying to stave off the bitter cold by spending more time inside blogging?! YOU BETCHA. It’s International Polar Bear Day today. You all know by now I’m an animal lover, and polar bears have a special place in my heart because they’re so darnRead more …

Some Wilderness for your Wednesday

May 15, 2013 | Posted by in animals, inspiration, nature | 0

“Kids are so very good at still being shape-shifters, and shifting into feathers and fur. They still understand that we are connected to everything in this world, and that we are part of an incredibly intricate woven web of life and creatures.” – Cornelia Funke With the warmer weather (sort of) hitting my neck ofRead more …

Scary Creatures with Big Teeth!

Oct 22, 2012 | Posted by in animals | 1

Halloween is almost here! What better way to celebrate (apart from eating all the KitKats from your box of mini chocolate bars that are SUPPOSED to be for the children) — *ahem* — than by checking out some creepy creatures of the deep? If you want to be freaked out, there is no better placeRead more …

When In Doubt, Look Like a Honey Badger

Aug 29, 2012 | Posted by in animals, nature, science | 2

CHEETAHS. You already know that cheetahs are fast. But did you know that cheetahs, especially BABY cheetahs are really great pretenders? I came across this cool tidbit recently and just had to share. So you’ve got your cheetah. It looks like this: And you’ve got your baby cheetah, who looks like this. D’aww… Notice anything?Read more …

Shark Week!

Aug 14, 2012 | Posted by in animals, nature | 2

FINALLY. The time has come! No, not back to school (although many of you are back this week – good luck with that!) I’m talking about the best week of the entire year. The week to end all others. A time when razor-sharp teeth and menacing hunters are celebrated and awesome power is lauded aboveRead more …

The Dark Knight – Why Bats are Better than Batman

Jul 19, 2012 | Posted by in animals | 2

Unless you’ve been living under some sort of rock (or perhaps IN A BAT CAVE) recently, you already know that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES RELEASES TOMORROW. This excites me for many reasons. One: Two: Nolan’s Batman movies have been pretty epic, and I can’t wait to see what this conclusion has in store for us.Read more …