Xplor: June/July 2010





This is the third issue of the Xplor kids magazine. It contains features on discovering the wonders of a stream from a canoe and Missouri's fastest animals.

Photos With Nop and Dave: King Rail

Nop Paothong likes a challenge even when it involves extreme heat and mud. He wanted to photograph the king rail, a bird rarely seen.

You Discover

There’s tons of fun in the sun for you to discover in June and July. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

My Outdoor Adventure

Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! "The sun’s not up," Brooke groaned. Fishing at the trout park was fun. Getting up early was not.

River Runners

A whole universe of life exists in places we normally don't look. Roll over a fallen log for proof.

Missouri's Fastest

In nature, fast animals have an edge. Migrating birds that reach their destination fastest get the best food and nests. Speed helps some animals outrun danger and others catch food. Read on to learn why Missouri’s quickest creatures have a need for speed.

Xplor More: Make a Somersault Cobbler

What to do with the blackberries you’ve picked? Sprinkle them on top of a cobbler, and watch them somersault under the batter as it bakes. You’ll flip, too, when you taste how yummy it is.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Joan McKee
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Alicia Weaver
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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