Saving the Great Barrier Reef, One Wetland at a Time

ENVIRONMENT A large-scale conservation project is underway on an Australian cattle ranch. Its aim: to help save the Great Barrier Reef, 12 miles away. (New Scientist) Why is ag not so sweet for the Great Barrier Reef? Teachers, scroll down for a text set in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas “The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site, and one that is known to … Continue reading Saving the Great Barrier Reef, One Wetland at a Time

Seasonal Sheep Herding in Idaho

GEOGRAPHY A wall of wool will “baa” its way through Ketchum, Idaho, next month as a decades-old tradition—the moving of sheep to their winter lambing and grazing grounds—returns. (Los Angeles Times) Use our resources to learn more about herding traditions, and gaze through the photo galleries throughout this post. Discussion Ideas Read through our encyclopedic entry on herding. What type of herding is celebrated by the … Continue reading Seasonal Sheep Herding in Idaho