Two of my loves in life are art and geography; and, it seems, there are others that share my passions. An increasing number of artists are incorporating the themes of geography into their art. Meet a few during American Artist Appreciation Month! Valerie Ostenak Celebrating nature, celebrating the diversity of things that are growing, I’m part of the creative part of the universe. Valerie Ostenak … Continue reading Art and Geography
Our esteemed cartographic colleagues at National Geographic Maps have a new feature we hope will be as habitual as your morning cup of coffee, and a great go-to as you return to class. (For instructional supports, just scroll down!) Map of the Day! National Geographic has compiled a digital archive of its entire editorial cartography collection—every map ever published in the magazine since the first issue … Continue reading Check out ‘Map of the Day’!
July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love about sunny weather, backyard barbecues, parades, national spirit and—of course—fireworks?! FIREWORKS! While fireworks have long been a hallmark of Independence Day celebrations in the United States—the first was in Philadelphia in 1777—the explosive concoction is much older than our nation! The first fireworks probably originated in China nearly 2,000 years ago. … Continue reading Fireworks! Fun, Facts and lots of Photos for the Fourth
Where are the “Seven Wonders of the World”? Well … Seven Wonders of the Ancient World • Great Pyramid at Giza • Hanging Gardens of Babylon • Colossus of Rhodes • Lighthouse of Alexandria • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus • Statue of Zeus at Olympia Seven Wonders of the Natural World • Great Barrier Reef • Mount Everest • … Continue reading 7 Wonders of the World, times 7
Can’t get away for a summer vacation this year? No worries! Webcams can help. These live streams give us a glimpse at faraway places from the comfort—or discomfort—of our desktops or mobile devices. First of all, be sure to visit EarthCam, which lists hundreds of cams, divided by category. You can also find cams on the world map. Here are 25 places we’re visiting this … Continue reading 25 Live Cams to Bring You the World