Jan. 21, 2021 - So far winter 2021 has been relatively calm without any major snowstorms or blizzards dropping feet of snow on millions of people. With each passing day, spring is one day closer so it's the perfect time to plan for spring planting. For schools, grants are available for free milkweed plants to provide habitat for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Students can step outside to watch very hungry caterpillars eat and grow!
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Week of January 18diversion: noun; an action (or actions) that diverts (verb form) or distracts from another action, either on purpose or unintentionally
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mutation: noun; a change in the genome of a virus, a plant cell or an animal and human cell
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normality: noun; normal times; normalcy; regular times and conditions;
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Today In History
January 221904: George Balanchine, one of the leading ballet dancers of the 20th century, was born in Russia. He choreographed more than 200 ballets and founded the New York City Ballet. He died in 1983 in New York City.
1775: Andre Ampere, physicist and student of electrical and magnetic phenomena, and founder of electrodynamics, was born in France. His father was killed during the French Revolution. Andre died in France in 1836. The ampere, a unit of electrical current, is named after him.
1561: Francis Bacon, statesman and essayist, was born in London.
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