The Water Beneath Your Feet

By Jennifer Adler, National Geographic Young Explorer Where does your water come from? It’s easy to take water for granted when we always see it flowing from our showers, faucets, and lawn sprinklers. But when was the last time you thought about the natural source of your water? Does it come from a nearby reservoir or river? Is it piped in from far away, or … Continue reading The Water Beneath Your Feet

Another Canyon in Arizona

ENVIRONMENT A not-so-grand canyon has opened in the Arizona desert. How? Why? (Forbes) Learn more about the forces that create earth fissures with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The big crack in the Arizona desert is called an earth fissure. What is an earth fissure? Earth fissures are associated with land subsidence, … Continue reading Another Canyon in Arizona

Huge Aquifers Discovered in Kenya

ENVIRONMENT Water sources discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya could supply the country for 70 years, the government says. (BBC) Use our resources to better understand the long, strange history of the Turkana region. Discussion Ideas Enormous aquifers were discovered in northern Kenya, one of the driest places in sub-Saharan Africa. Why in the world are water resources so scarce when the … Continue reading Huge Aquifers Discovered in Kenya