POLITICS Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia had its own version of the “Confederate monument problem.” The solution: a sculpture park in Moscow. (Los Angeles Times) What was the Confederacy? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, and be sure to vote in today’s poll. Discussion Ideas The Los Angeles Times article says Russia “had its own … Continue reading How Russia Handled Its Own Monument Problem
ENVIRONMENT A Florida park had to close a freshwater spring to swimming and kayaking when over 300 manatees rapidly moved into the area at an unexpected rate. (USA Today) Learn a little about Florida’s manatees with our media spotlight. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the short USA Today article and look at … Continue reading Manatee Invasion!
A couple years ago, I celebrated a milestone birthday at the 2012 BioBlitz. The BioBlitz took place at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I’d never been to that part of the U.S. before, and exploring the park was the best way to get a feel for the Rockies. I’ll never forget looking out at the mountains, seeing elk wander in the woods, and learning first-hand how … Continue reading Media Monday: 5 Ways to Celebrate Citizen Science at Birthday Parties
Guest blogger Daniel Raven-Ellison is a Guerrilla Geographer, Geo-Educator and National Geographic Emerging Explorer who has just launched a website in an effort to turn the entire city of London, England, into a National Park. Geography is a lens that gives us the power to see and think about the world. It is a powerful lens that gives us super-human powers. From examining the microscopic … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why London Should Become a National Park
ENVIRONMENT A new study has found that cities supported far fewer species of birds and plants compared with similar areas of undeveloped land. However, it also showed the vast majority of flora and fauna in a city reflected an area’s “unique biotic heritage.” (BBC) Use our resources to better understand biodiversity. Discussion Ideas This fascinating new study has a “good news/bad news” quality. What is … Continue reading Study Records Biodiversity in Cities