Sound Out Your City

GEOGRAPHY New maps offer an interactive look at the soundscapes of 12 different cities. (Wired) Chart your own “soundscape” and other geography adventures with Mission: Explore! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Go on a “soundwalk” of your school or neighborhood. Keep notes about what you hear, and how those sounds make you feel. The … Continue reading Sound Out Your City

Can Technology Save Endangered Species?

Ever since my brother and I started One More Generation (OMG) back in 2009, we have been amazed as to how people around the world have been coming up with ways to get technology to help them save animals. We have seen first-hand how the app Latest Sightings (which we reported about in our article “To Vietnam and Back… to Save Rhinos“) is helping rangers get … Continue reading Can Technology Save Endangered Species?

Sniffing out Cartography

GEOGRAPHY Urban smellscape researcher Kate McLean travels the world mapping scents: Edinburgh smells of the brewery and penguin poo, New York’s summer is ripe with garlic and spilled beer, while Amsterdam smells of … damp? (Guardian) Chart your own “smellscape” and other geography adventures with Mission: Explore! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. “My process of smellmap … Continue reading Sniffing out Cartography

Creature Feature! Sssigns of Ssspring

By Bonnie Long from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality As winter fades away and the earth heats up with springtime sun, many hibernating critters begin to emerge from their long winter sleep. Be on the lookout for reptiles seeking warmth as you explore! Did you know that some snakes hibernate? A common North American group of closely related species are the Black Rat snakes. … Continue reading Creature Feature! Sssigns of Ssspring

Get Out and Play!

Subscribe to this blog’s feed This past Saturday was Nickelodeon’s fourth annual Worldwide Day of Play. In honor of that, the Nickelodeon network hosted a three-hour blackout on its channels. An executive decision to get kids off the couch and outside to play, the blackout spotlights childhood obesity and represents a call to action for parents and kids alike to stop channel surfing and start … Continue reading Get Out and Play!