Hidden History Found Beneath Alcatraz

UNITED STATES Scientists say there’s much more to “the Rock” than crime and punishment, and they have come to Alcatraz to investigate the hidden history that lies beneath the prison walls. (BBC) Use our resources to appreciate how archaeologists are using futuristic technology to understand the distant past. Discussion Ideas Alcatraz Island was home to one of the most infamous prisons in the United States. … Continue reading Hidden History Found Beneath Alcatraz

It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!

It’s time to get out and explore! The 2014 Bioblitz is this Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 in several national parks, including Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Point National Historic Site, and locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area including the Giacomini wetlands, Muir Beach, the Marin Headlands, Crissy Field, the Presidio, Mori Point, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour … Continue reading It’s Finally Here—BioBlitz 2014!

Yosemite Fire is ‘Highest Priority’ Blaze in U.S.

UNITED STATES The Rim Fire, raging through Yosemite National Park, is “the highest priority fire in the country right now because of its location, because Yosemite National Park is at risk. It’s not just a national treasure, it’s a world treasure,” says Dick Fleishman of the U.S. Forest Service. In addition to Yosemite itself, the threat the Rim Fire poses to water and electricity resources … Continue reading Yosemite Fire is ‘Highest Priority’ Blaze in U.S.