This week, we learned …
Behold the brown marmorated stinkbug.
Photograph by Katja Schulz, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
Could a cold winter threaten the stinkbugs?
Leopards in Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park help prevent rabies cases in humans by consuming rabid dogs.
Photograph by Steve Winter, National Geographic
Use our idea set to find nature in your own urban area.
Geothermal power plants are competing (and cooperating) with onsen, the traditional Japanese hot spring spas.
Sokokura, from the series Seven Hot Springs of Hakone (Hakone shichiyu zue) by Hiroshige, courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Boston
What is geothermal energy?
Many, but not all, project-based learning experiences involve outdoor education.
Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic
Check out a few of our favorite project-based learning lessons!
Savannah sparrows like this beauty are adapting to the noisy habitat of North Dakota oil fields.
Photograph by Donna Dewhurst, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Public domain
Track the movement of Savannah sparrows and other North American birds with these gorgeous maps.
The African Lisbon Tour unravels the complexities of Portugal’s colonial past by drawing clear, insightful relationships between past and present.
Photograph by Deensel, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-2.0
What was the transatlantic slave trade?
Platypus mothers feed their young by concentrating milk in their stomaches and sweating it out.
Photograph by Dr. Philip Bethge, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-4.0,3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0
Platypuses are just one of the species you can rent. But not milk.
The short grasses and sedges of the tundra are being replaced by shrubs as tall as people. This is in Alaska.
Photograph by Erika Larsen, National Geographic
What is the Arctic?
This is not a painting! These gorgeous tropical fruits were gathered from four upscale markets in Manhattan, New York.
Photograph by Paulette Tavormina, National Geographic
Why are fresh fruits and vegetables part of a healthy diet?
Runaway Negro Creek runs through Skidaway Island, just outside Savannah, Georgia.
Photograph by Pete Seabolt, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-3.0
What were Negros running away from?
A young Finn works on a potato farm over her summer vacation.
Photograph by George F. Mobley, National Geographic
How does this differ from last year’s list? (Spoiler alert: Not much.)