Educator Spotlight: “Reading Landscapes” to Explore the Local Environment

Jim Bishop is the Associate Head of School at Bozeman Field School, a new independent school in Bozeman, MT. His students learned landscape-reading techniques to hone their observation skills and share resulting insights with the community. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: “Reading Landscapes” to Explore the Local Environment

Yellowstone Supervolcano May Wake Up Sooner Than We Thought

SCIENCE A new study of ancient ash suggests the “sleeping giant” could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades. (Nat Geo News) What is the Yellowstone supervolcano? Use our super resource (including downloadable maps, videos, and photos) to learn more. Discussion Ideas The geologic feature beneath Yellowstone National Park is described as a “supervolcano.” How does a supervolcano differ from … Continue reading Yellowstone Supervolcano May Wake Up Sooner Than We Thought

11 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? We learned … … what the best new maps are, according to cartographers. Zoom in on one of the best maps of the year, from National Geographic magazine’s May issue.   … Pluto’s heavy heart may have turned the world upside-down. How did NASA get close enough to peer into Pluto’s pretty heart?   … bird poop may keep … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

11 Things We Learned This Week

What did you learn this week? We learned … … why we’re still using bad maps, and what the most beautiful projection in the world is. Why are so many maps so distorted?   … nine questions to help you evaluate the credibility of a news source. How can you integrate news into your curriculum?   … cows can text. How else can technology benefit … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

The Craigheads: Conservation, Controversy, and a Classic Nat Geo Story

Frank and John Craighead were National Geographic grantees and National Geographic magazine writers. Frank passed away in 2001 at 85, and his twin brother John passed away September 18th at 100 years old. Learn more about the Craigheads here. By Mark Jenkins for the National Geographic Timeline When, a few years ago, Audubon magazine included among its “100 Champions of Conservation” Frank and John Craighead, it … Continue reading The Craigheads: Conservation, Controversy, and a Classic Nat Geo Story