Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Make Your White Christmas Green

In the spirit of the holidays, this Weekly Warm-Up offers five ways to make your White Christmas green. Or, for those of you who live in warmer climes, five ways to make your Green Christmas even greener. 1. Buy a re-plantable Christmas tree: I’d never heard of such a thing until fellow intern and green-queen extraordinaire Hilary told me her family does this every year. Although … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Make Your White Christmas Green

11 Things We Learned this Week

This week, we learned … … how industrial runoff can kill us in ways we could never even imagine. Read of the week! How else does runoff impact the environment? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … global carbon emissions have reached an all-time high. What are carbon emissions? Use our picture-of-practice to learn more.   … dogs and cats burned by the California … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned this Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … learning science is catching up to Mr. Rogers. Meet one of our high-tech educators eternally inspired by Mr. Rogers.   … unicorns, of a sort, existed within human memory. What other real-life phenomena may have inspired the legend of the unicorn?   … what leading historians think students should be studying right now. Dig deep with our articles, maps, … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … Boy Scouts are peacekeepers in the embattled Central African Republic. Read of the week! Use our short resource to learn a little about the scouting movement.     … what it took to cross the Sahara in the 14th century. The Out of Eden walk traced a few of Ibn Battuta’s footsteps in “The Holy Lands”—read dispatches here.   … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … why orcas are thriving in the waters off Alaska, but dying in the Puget Sound. Looks to be the start of a great series from the Seattle Times. Learn why the whales are running out of salmon, and running out of time.     … where in the world the U.S. military has a presence. Use our resources to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week