ENVIRONMENT Within a few centuries, Iceland became “among the worst examples in the world of deforestation.” Today, the Icelandic Forest Service has taken on the mammoth task of bringing back the woodlands. (National Geographic) Use today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map to help students understand land-use patterns in Iceland. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link … Continue reading Iceland Is Growing New Forests for the First Time in 1,000 Years
This post was written by guest blogger Ginger Allington. Can you guess where this grassland is located? The grassland above is in Arizona . . . in a desert. When many people think of a desert, they think of sand dunes and tall spiny cacti. However, deserts are home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals. These living things are adapted to the dry, … Continue reading Where Did the Grassland Go?