SCIENCE Among the snowy peaks of Nepal and Tibet, stories tell of a mysterious ape-like creature called the Yeti. Other stories tell of critically endangered species called the Dzu-Teh. Which one is real? (Los Angeles Times and National Geographic) Navigate the historic range of the yeti on our Cryptid Cartogram. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including … Continue reading Bears! The Yeti Is a Bunch of Bears!
ENVIRONMENT Engineers hope that when the man-made sculptures melt, they will provide water in times of need. (BBC) How do communities rely on glaciers? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The BBC article and video outline one solution to the “water crisis in the Himalaya.” Why does … Continue reading Can Artificial Glaciers Help Solve the Himalaya Water Crisis?
WORLD Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials say. (Associated Press) Use our resources to learn more about monsoons. Discussion Ideas Read through our encyclopedic entry on monsoons. According to our entry, monsoons always blow from cooler to warmer regions. Where are the winds of southern Asia’s devastating monsoon … Continue reading Monsoon Floods Kill Hundreds
This blog is written by guest blogger Dr. Prasanna Sriya, a Dentist by profession. She has a lot of passion for wildlife, loves to explore the wilderness, and is passionate about Landscape Photography. Dr. Sriya travels a lot and has been on many birding trips, nature camps and treks. Exploration and Geography go hand in hand. Geography should be seen and experienced where children/ adult are … Continue reading Exploration: A Trekker’s Delight