CONTEST: Thursday GeoEye Image Quiz!

GeoEye Quiz 4: The Rules: In order to participate, fans of National Geographic Education have 24 hours after this post is published to guess the location of the satellite image and and e-mail their answer to (Submissions must include the following to be entered to win: “GeoEye Quiz” in the subject line, first and last name, complete mailing address, and the correct answer in … Continue reading CONTEST: Thursday GeoEye Image Quiz!

PBS Teachers Innovation Awards

2011-03-21_1065840.JPGTeachers are highly adaptable creatures. For example: The vinegar required for the volcano demonstration in science class today spills–students have to watch the experiment online instead.  While discussing Uncle Tom’s Cabin in English class, a political debate ensues and there is nearly an all-out brawl that must be resolved.

While some might consider these extreme examples of situations requiring innovation, many teachers would tell you they are an everyday reality of life in the classroom. Since flexibility and creativity are constant requirements for survival as a teacher, why not be rewarded for your professional agility?

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Five Reasons to Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (or GBBC) has begun!  The GBBC is an annual four-day event for birders of all ages across North America.  The 2019 GBBC runs from February 15-18. This bird “census” allows scientists to see where birds are located across the continent and helps answer questions: Are birds migrating earlier or later than they did in previous years?  How is winter cold … Continue reading Five Reasons to Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count

River Stories Video Contest

Rogueriver4v_jahOne of the best examples of how humans impact our environment is
seen in our waterways. Watersheds record
our daily routines by showing signs of pollution when we drive too frequently,
signs of erosion when we build too many roads, or signs of drought when we take
more than we need.

However, some environmentally-conscious businesses are taking
action to reverse our ecological footprint. Tom’s
of Maine
sells personal care products like toothpaste and soap made from all-natural
ingredients. They have formed a Rivers
Awareness Partnership
with non-profits like River Network and American Rivers, and
are encouraging citizens to clean up their local watersheds through a River
Stories Video Contest
. Applicants can submit a video by October 31st
that tells of their efforts to clean or preserve a local water source and
explains why water quality is important for the health of their neighborhood. This
example of a submitted video
highlights community efforts in the Kalamazoo watershed of Michigan.

The prize for the winner of the contest? A Toyota Prius
hybrid car!

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Featured Fan Photo

We asked fans to submit their photos showcasing our Wonderful World on the MWW Facebook page, and they delivered! Now, we’ve chosen our favorites from the group and we’re featuring them on the blog. The first comes from Jake Krong of Vail, Colorado, a long time friend of the campaign and active contributor to the blog. Wall Arch in the Devil’s Garden area of Arches … Continue reading Featured Fan Photo