Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Not tested on animals?

Perhaps it is a pet peeve of mine, but, it seems to make sense: When a product says, "Not tested on animals," that we are the "animals" the product is being tested on. "Dr. J" (c) 2006 J S Shipman

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Gift Ideas that are Science-related:

www.optics Plans.net has an enourmous sale of holiday gifts including both microscopes and telescopes. But the gift ideas do not stop there and you might want to check out this site for year-round gift giving. Try bookmarking it or putting it in your favorites. You may want to return again and again! The exciting thing about a science gift is that you are giving a gift that will keep giving all life long, even after the physical gift has been outgrown because you are giving a way to increase thinking and deepen understanding of the world around us. You are fostering creativity, excitement, discovery. Joy of learning...all while having a good time looking at srtars or microbes or other organisms or minerals or....you name it!

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It is nice to have coupons from manufacturers that are for things you want and /or need, such as from DELL
or for inkjets

Donations rise at holiday time even though many folks feel broke.

Thank you for contributing to your favorite charities. War always takes a toll on a nation's economy. Please pray for peace. God bless you. "Dr. J"

Edith Fredericks Jones

A thank you to Edith Fredericks Jones for the scholarships she has provided to me and to many others interested in botany and the environment. Thank you!

Why you should know Typha spp.

Cattail plants are often seen on towels and kitchen decanters and placemats...but you might notice fewer of them along the roadways and creek beds. In their place, you might see an invasive plant, like Phragmites (tall waving grass-like fronds) or like loostrife (magenta flowers). But the cattails are part of the environment that belongs here. They clean the waterways and they provide food for many other living things in our environment. Help preserve the native species. "Dr. J"

Friday, December 1, 2006

Celebrate December

1-Happy Birthday, Dad. And, many happy returns.
10-Happy Birthday, Joanie. And many happy returns.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Holidays and Holidays and Holidays...

Remember to enjoy them and stay stress-free. Biologically, staying stress-free keeps you younger! Talk to friends. Listen to music. Eat healthily. Laugh. Enjoy being with people. None of us are here forever, so, make every moment count. By the way, middle age is now 80, so, keep moving, exercising, treating yourself well...essentially, keep going.

"Dr. J"

Monday, November 6, 2006

Botanical Society of America

There are great items for everyone at the Botanical Society Website...students, teachers, families, scientists, photographers...

Here's a web site on a talk from the Botanical Society of America meetings 2002 . People keep requesting it, so I posted it here. If it doesn't link automatically type in the address. http://www.noblenet.org/bhcc/league/BSA2002ShipmanSmith.ppt

Thursday, October 5, 2006

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Please feel free to write in your comments about your science class or science questions that you have.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Mental Seeding

Breathe in the silence
Then open your eyes.
Look at all the evidence,
Breathe out in sighs.

Look up above and
See the clouds, sun, moon,
Or stars numerous as sand
In desert dune.

Smell the scented wood,
Aroma of pine.
Lift your heart toward all that's good.
Feeling just fine.

Go to the city,
Visit children's schools,
Also schools, town and country,
Learning not fools.

Many things to learn
And see one, two, three
If you're a living to earn.
Math, Science, History . . .

Theater, Art and Music.
Balanced with reading.
Listen well when teachers speak
Mental seeding.

J. S. Shipman

Copyright ©2006 JS Shipman

Friday, August 25, 2006

Let there be peace on Earth...

"Scientists all agree on the scientific method. They all agree on laboratory report format. It's exciting when people from all over the world agree on something. Perhaps that can be an example that can lead to world peace." From one of Dr. J's lectures.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Calling on You

Earth is calling loudly with great waves crashing into Florida.
Earth is sweating salty with Chesapeake crabs moving to New York.
Earth is crying sadly with Western desertification: Trees falling.
Earth is bulging cruelly through weak places:
Haitian mangroves down,
Haiti swept into the sea; Dominican's still standing.
Earth is toasting darkly with wars burned/burning here and there.
Liberia rebuilding war torn children.
That war's over, others are still on.
Earth is calling, crying, bulging, toasting.
You hear all that noise, heat, flames and darkness, don't you?
So, change a light bulb, take a walk, don a sweater.
Use less oil, more sunshine and vote wisely.
Earth will smile with medicine, food, clean water, health and peace,
All thank yous for your gifts of thought and time.
J. S. Shipman

Copyright ©2006 JS Shipman

Dr. Shipman is a research scientist and educator with a passion for helping the public learn how to create a sustainable Earth. Small changes in our lifestyles give us and our descendents clean air, water, green spaces, medicines, health, peace, and the gift of stewardship. Dr. Shipman is founding an organization to assist in achieving these goals. "Dr. J" also asks your support of schools in your area to implement botany in the curriculum. All areas of science and math can be taught using plants and doing so may increase appreciation for the environment.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Welcome to Read about it.

Read about science education. Read about new products. Read about the environment. Read about health and nutrition. Read about you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

May Flowers

Observation is a wonderful part of life and it is a part that is a strong component of a scientific view of the world. What color flowers have you observed today? Do you know the names of the flowers? Have you counted their petals? What kinds of leaves do they have? Enjoy the scents. May flowers...one benefit of April showers. Smile. "Dr. J"

Monday, May 1, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Celebrate March

Happy Birthday, Mom. And Many happy returns.

Happy Birthday, Auntie Flowie. And, many happy returns.