Reindeer Roadkill

ENVIRONMENT In less than a week, more than 100 reindeer have been killed by freight trains in a “bloodbath” in northern Norway. (The Guardian) How are reindeer part of the Norwegian landscape? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map.   Discussion Ideas There have been three major collisions between reindeer herds and Norwegian freight trains in … Continue reading Reindeer Roadkill

Geography in the News: Rudolph and the Other Reindeer

By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Across the United States, children and adults alike recognize Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as the leader of Santa Claus’ sleigh at Christmas. Reindeer first pulled St. Nicholas’ sleigh in a poem by Clement Clarke Moore appearing in a Troy, New York, newspaper just before Christmas, 1823. The poem titled “Twas the Night Before Christmas” … Continue reading Geography in the News: Rudolph and the Other Reindeer