Five Places Pumping the Brakes on Tourism

WORLD How are desirable destinations dealing with their own popularity? (BBC) How are other places encouraging sustainable tourism? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Tourism is one of the world’s leading industries, but some top tourist destinations are seeking to slow the flow of tourists. How might too many tourists impact the physical geography of … Continue reading Five Places Pumping the Brakes on Tourism

How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked

WORLD Is it possible to walk through the gates of hell and live? Ancient Romans thought so, and they staged elaborate sacrifices at what they believed were entrances to the underworld. How did that work? (Science) Learn a little about Ancient Rome, and why “gates to hell” are still deadly today. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, … Continue reading How a Roman ‘Gate to Hell’ Actually Worked

Why is This Glacier Bleeding?

SCIENCE Most glaciers weep freshwater ‘tears’—this one gushes briny ‘blood.’ (Nat Geo News) Learn all about Blood Falls with our great resource, including educator, student, and family versions. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to our study guide on Blood Falls, the phenomenon is a liquid outflow at the snout of Taylor Glacier in … Continue reading Why is This Glacier Bleeding?