Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach. World of Change: Yellow River Delta Once free to wander up and down the coast of the North China Plain, the Yellow River Delta has been shaped by levees, canals, and jetties in recent decades. Water Watchers In […]
BY DAVID BARGER As Mark Twain famously remarked, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” In today’s world of war and unrest, it is not hard to see that we all could use a little less of these things in our lives. Given the current economic climate, though, overseas travel is probably not making […]
BY DAVID BARGER If you live anywhere near me, you have probably heard the following during the last few weeks, “Yikes, is it cold out!” A month or so earlier, you probably heard “Yikes, is it wet out!” Preceded by “Yikes, is it hot and dry…” Okay, you get the picture. Weather and climate conditions […]
BY BILL FERRIS The $1000 Planet Connect Environmental Grant deadline has been extended until November 15. If you read our post about last year’s grant, you know it’s awarded to the best solutions proposed by students to solve environmental problems.
BY REBECCAH HAINES With the Health Care Reform debate in the forefront of national news, other major legislation, such as the Climate Change Bill, has been pushed aside. However, I have no doubt that the climate change issue will rise to the top again. As a teacher, I feel it is my responsibility to make […]
BY BILL FERRIS Win a trip to Antarctica. Yes, that’s supposed to be an incentive. PolarTREC will send 36 teachers to the Arctic or Antarctic to work with polar research teams. They’ll take a mittens-on approach to learning about atmospheric chemistry, biology, history and culture in the coldest places on earth.