This week, we learned …
… Boy Scouts are peacekeepers in the embattled Central African Republic. Read of the week!
Use our short resource to learn a little about the scouting movement.
… what it took to cross the Sahara in the 14th century.
The Out of Eden walk traced a few of Ibn Battuta’s footsteps in “The Holy Lands”—read dispatches here.
… how a small brush fire turned into the deadliest wildfire in California history.
Use our short resource to take a refresher in “Wildfire 101.”
… it just got a little easier to identify gulls.
Just in time for the Christmas Bird Count during the Year of the Bird!
… termites have been constructing a metropolis in Brazil for more than 4,000 years.
What other otherworldly wonders have termites created?
… there aren’t enough organic farms in the U.S.
What is the geography of a suburban organic farm?
… fresh ways educators can interpret negative experiences in the classroom.
Let our educators share tips for dealing with negative experiences.
… people have been using vanilla for thousands of years longer than we thought.
Why does vanilla have such a sweet smell of success?
… pirates are killing tigers in Bangladesh.
Watch our short video and use the comprehension and critical-thinking questions to better understand the human-tiger conflict in the Sundarbans.
… what are the most pressing questions in science—and why a lot of them don’t have answers.
From down-to-earth pedology to out-of-this-world astronomy, our Resource Library has science topics to introduce even the most elusive questions.