ENVIRONMENT Placing plastic collectors near coasts would remove 31% of microplastics, versus 1% if they were all in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Guardian) What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Startling new analysis reveals that cleaning up plastics near the coast would … Continue reading Wait a Minute—Don’t Clean the Garbage Patch?
WORLD Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns, and the discovery confirms searchers are looking in the right place for the missing Malaysian plane. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about “The Geography of Ocean Currents” with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for … Continue reading How a Piece of Flight 370 Drifted 2,300 Miles
SPORTS At 67 years old, a Polish kayaker completed the longest open-water kayaking expedition across the Atlantic in history—and won the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. (National Geographic Adventure) “If 67-years-young can do it, you can do it, too.” Get started with some great ideas for outdoor activities. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit—including today’s MapMaker … Continue reading ‘Aleksander the Great’ Wins ‘Adventurer of the Year’