Next week, the world will celebrate the day of green, shamrocks, and hopefully a little luck—that’s right, Saint Patrick’s Day. Who was St. Patrick? Learn a little about him here. Saint Patrick is one of three patron saints of Ireland, and easily the most well-known. (Ireland’s other patron saints are St. Brigit and St. Columba.) Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in Roman Britain around 390, … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: What’s Up with St. Patrick’s Day?
February 27 is International Polar Bear Day! Every year, this day draws attention to the challenges faced by polar bears and other animals in a warming Arctic. What better time to learn about the amazing adaptations of Arctic animals? (And alliteration, apparently.) The Arctic is home to life that exists nowhere else on Earth. Polar bears, narwhals, bowhead whales and other creatures that are able … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Arctic Adaptations
Temperatures are dropping (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least . . . ) and winter is coming. (The winter solstice, marking the beginning of the season, is December 22.) Warm up your classroom with these frosty winter wonders! 1. The City of Ice (Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China) For more than 30 years, the city of Harbin in Northeast China has hosted the Harbin International Ice … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Winter Wonders
One Ocean is an environmental literacy guide that includes topics with real-world context and background information, designed to support educators when teaching about the ocean. Developed by National Geographic, It provides a solid introduction to the ocean and the ocean literacy principles in an accessible and reader-friendly manner. In addition to general information about the ocean, the guide includes numerous education features, such as teaching tips and … Continue reading FREE iBook: A Guide for Teaching the Ocean in Grades 3-8
Calling all teachers! We’re looking for 25, K-12 teachers, in the U.S. or Canada, to join us in 2014 for an all-expense-paid adventure of a lifetime. This field-based PD experience could take you to the Arctic, The Atlantic Islands, The British Isles, Holland & Belgium, or even Antarctica! Applications are open until January 5. Click here to learn more and apply today! The Grosvenor Teacher … Continue reading Teachers: Join us for the adventure of a lifetime