SCIENCE Known as a nodosaur, this 110 million-year-old, armored plant-eater is the best-preserved fossil of its kind ever found. (Nat Geo Magazine) Zoom in on dinosaurs and the early Cretaceous in North America. Discussion Ideas The nodosaur was not unearthed at a paleontological dig. How was this fossil discovered? Excavations at Suncor’s Millennium Mine, an oil mining operation in northern Alberta, Canada, unearthed the fossil. … Continue reading Dinosaur Mummy!
GEOGRAPHY A new series of food maps use ingredients synonymous with the region being mapped. Think India rendered in spices, New Zealand in kiwifruit, South America in citrus. (Nat Geo magazine) Use our MapMaker Kits to get started making innovative maps of your own. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. And be sure to click the links … Continue reading Food Maps Show Nations Are What They Eat
Frank and John Craighead were National Geographic grantees and National Geographic magazine writers. Frank passed away in 2001 at 85, and his twin brother John passed away September 18th at 100 years old. Learn more about the Craigheads here. By Mark Jenkins for the National Geographic Timeline When, a few years ago, Audubon magazine included among its “100 Champions of Conservation” Frank and John Craighead, it … Continue reading The Craigheads: Conservation, Controversy, and a Classic Nat Geo Story
Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Tuesday, September 20 TDIGH: Megatransect Protects African Wilderness NG Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay’s 1999 expedition documenting biodiversity in the Congo River Basin helped lead … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, September 19-25
ENVIRONMENT Deforestation adds up. New research finds that the Amazon region could lose more than half of its tree species by the year 2050. (Scientific American) Use our resources to learn more about human impact in the Amazon. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s beautiful hi-resolution maps of human impact and biodiversity … Continue reading Gone from the Amazon?