During qualification for the World Cup, many teams featured foreign-born players. Here are the connections between the national teams. (National Geographic) What country won the first-ever FIFA World Cup? Hint: They’re in the World Cup this year, and won their first match. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the fantastic graphic … Continue reading Which World Cup Teams Have the Most Foreign-Born Players?
ENVIRONMENT From Banana Boat to Coppertone, major sunscreen brands may soon have to revamp their products or stop selling them in Hawaii, which is looking out for its coral reefs. (Washington Post) Sunscreens are probably damaging oyster reefs, too. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Aloha State, Hawaii, may ban some sunscreens. What is … Continue reading Hawaii May Ban Sunscreen
ENVIRONMENT New research shows a trend of vultures avoiding Portugal in favor of Spain, and human activity is likely to blame. (BBC) How else are vultures adapting their species ranges? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Portugal is a nice place! Why are vultures avoiding it? Read through the short BBC article for some help. … Continue reading Why Vultures Avoid Portugal
ENVIRONMENT The Palauan government recently instituted a mandatory ‘eco-pledge’ for tourists—in the form of a passport stamp. (National Geographic) What did our Pristine Seas team find in Palau? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. PALAU PLEDGE Children of Palau I take this pledge, as your guest, to preserve and protect your beautiful and unique island home. I … Continue reading The ‘Palau Pledge’ Puts Ecology First
ENVIRONMENT Days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump has announced he plans to reverse course. (National Geographic) Use our rich collection of resources to better understand the “Battle for the Elephants.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion … Continue reading What the Ban on Elephant Trophies Means