ENVIRONMENT Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it. (National Geographic) Use our resources to learn more about how the Aral Sea was written off for dead to begin with, and why it won’t ever fully recover. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Once Written Off for Dead, the Aral Sea Is Now Full of Life
POLITICS Virginia’s governor is in hot water with Korean American voters and Japan’s trade delegation. At issue: a body of water more than 7,000 miles away. Should Virginia’s school textbooks recognize the “Sea of Japan” or “Sea of Japan/East Sea”? (Washington Post) What do Nat Geo’s cartographers call the sea? Discussion Ideas Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe faces a dilemma about how Virginia school textbooks will … Continue reading Virginia Governor in Hot Water in Asia
My Wonderful World and National Geographic invite you to follow Enric Sala on his journey to the Southern Line Islands deep in the South Pacific. While there, Dr. Sala and a team of scientists will study and catalog one of the world’s last marine ecosystems “untouched” by humans. The islands present an example of what the oceans looked like hundreds of years ago–before human impacts–and, … Continue reading Explore the Southern Line Islands with Enric Sala and Oceans Now!