ENVIRONMENT Experts say flash floods in the Boulder area, which have already claimed at least four lives, may be connected to fires and climate change. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand floods—their causes and their effects. Discussion Ideas According to the NG News article, President Obama declared emergencies in Boulder, Larimer, and El Paso counties. Look at our 1-Page Map of Colorado. … Continue reading Explaining Colorado’s Extreme Floods
Rule of thumb: When heading to a technology conference, even things out by doing at least one thing outside and away from the technology that permeates our lives. In my case, the conference is the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. And the doing something outdoors: a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, outside of Denver where the conference is taking place.
Well, I exaggerate. I didn’t throw all technology in the trash bin and head into the Rockies empty-handed. I did bring my iPhone to take photos with and to use the National Geographic Birding app (we identified robins, gray jays, and stellar jays along with the mammalian marmots and pikas identified with the field guide we got from a park ranger).
Farewell! My time here at National Geographic has come to an end. I have enjoyed writing about the world, events, places and people for My Wonderful World readers. There has been so much that has happened in the last few months, from earthquakes to volcanoes, and even the Cherry Blossom Festival. My next step is to head back to Colorado to finish my Secondary Education/Geography … Continue reading Farewell