Diane Ripollone led a mapping activity in her 10th-grade earth science class. After reading a book about coal mining, students used tabletop maps and MapMaker Interactive to learn about natural resources in different states around the country. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Discovering Geological Resources through Maps
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
Jim Bishop is the Associate Head of School at Bozeman Field School, a new independent school in Bozeman, MT. His students learned landscape-reading techniques to hone their observation skills and share resulting insights with the community. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: “Reading Landscapes” to Explore the Local Environment
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
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?