National Geographic Explorer Kim Young, who teaches high school world history, wrote this post. During the summer of 2018, sitting in a small conference room outside Fairbanks, Alaska, I had the opportunity to listen to a team of climate scientists present data they had collected using satellite imagery to gain insight into forest fire patterns. As a medieval world history teacher, much of the conversation … Continue reading How a Student-Explorer Team Took Environmental Action From Space
I circumnavigated Iceland on expedition as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow in July 2017, not long after the announcement that the United States planned to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. Back home in the U.S. at that time, there was a lot of political debate about involvement in the agreement and the value of combating global warming at home. Meanwhile in Iceland, I came face to face with the effects of global warming as we visited spectacular landscapes threatened by the warming climate. Continue reading Strategy Share: Exploring Climate Change with Google Earth
WORLD Thanks to satellite imagery, archaeologists have uncovered nearly 400 ancient, previously undocumented stone structures in the Arabian desert. (New York Times) How do scientists identify ancient structures with satellite imagery? Our own “space archaeologist” can help answer that! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Huge, ancient stone structures were just discovered in the Arabian … Continue reading Mysterious Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
SCIENCE A new online tool from a Nat Geo explorer enables anyone with Internet access to search satellite images for ancient ruins. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about space archaeology. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas GlobalXplorer° is a citizen science/space archaeology platform that uses the “power of the crowd to analyze the incredible … Continue reading You, Too, Can Be a Space Archaeologist!
WORLD Space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground. (New York Times) Download, annotate, and print your own map of Kazakhstan here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Using satellite imagery, NASA recently documented a series of geoglyphs in a remote region of central Kazakhstan. What are geoglyphs? A geoglyph is a large … Continue reading Ancient Geoglyphs Discovered in Kazakhstan