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Marching Into New Beginnings! March 2024

March has arrived! It’s a month that signifies fresh starts and reproduction for humans, plants, and animals. Dive in to discover some fascinating STEM facts about March!

The Awakening in March

Did you know animals typically emerge from hibernation in March? Throughout hibernation, an animal’s body temperature, heart rate, breathing, and other metabolic functions slow down considerably to save energy!

Link to Article: Hibernation: An Essential Survival Method For Bears – Wildlife SOS

An Astronomical Change!

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of astronomical spring and occurs in the Northern Hemisphere around March 20th! The Vernal Equinox (March Equinox) marks the day when day and night are of equal length.

Link to Article: Vernal equinox | Definition, Dates, & Facts | Britannica

The Spring Time Change!

Remember to adjust your clocks this March. Daylight saving time, when most Americans set their clocks forward by one hour, occurs between March and November. In the U.S., daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November!

Link to Article: Why do animals hibernate? (

A Blossoming STEM Activity for March!

March signifies a new beginning, and we have an exciting STEM activity blooming ahead. For a fun March activity, consider sprouting seeds on a sponge. Start by soaking the sponges in water, then gently squeeze out half of the liquid. Keep slightly more moisture in the sponges compared to regular use. Arrange the sponge strips in a log cabin pattern for a fun look and sprinkle the seeds on top!

Link to Article:How to Sprout Seeds on a Sponge Garden (