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Science Birthday Cake Challenge

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Choose any of the science or nature illustrations on this website to put on your birthday cake (or any holiday) to win a free year subscription to Exploring Nature.

            • Just email us a photo of your cake that we can post here (we won't include your name unless you want it).

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Science Birthday Cake Challenge

Here are some suggested links for cake art (though you can look around and choose any):

More than 2,000 Animals to choose from - scroll down on any animal page for their diagram.

Try a Biome

Hidden Pictures and Holiday Cartoons



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< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar