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  • Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans?

    Just how badly are we overfishing the oceans? This question is not easily answered. The pessimistic view indicates that many commercial ocean fish stocks were on pace to collapse by mid-century. Such a view has been s...
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    • Labeling for GMO

      Debate in Washington state rages over the initiative to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops (GMO). If adopted, Washington would be the first state to implement such a policy. Supporters for...
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      • Talking About Tornados

        Students who heard the news about the tornado in  Oklahoma yesterday may come to class with questions about tornados and tornado safety today.   These Thinkfinity resources can help you provide them with so...
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        • Summary of Bioblitz 2013 with vlogger, Bob Hirshon

          I don't want you to miss even one of these wonderful vlogs by Bob Hirshon who attended Bioblitz 2013, so I'm providing a summary list for you to follow his adventures in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Prese...
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          • New BioBlitz 2013 Video: Bird Inventory

            Even though BioBlitz 2013 is over, I still have unedited  video that I'm pulling together... This is the result of one set, from our walk early Saturday morning. This video blog of our early morning bird inv...
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            • The Great Nature Project begins on September 21

              On September 21, National Geographic is launching the Great Nature Project—a worldwide celebration of the planet and its wonders. People of all ages are invited to appreciate nature by taking pictures of plants ...
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              • Bringing Current Events into the Classroom

                The Washington Post published an article this week entitled "Scientists Still Dig for Ice Age Fossils in Los Angeles After a Century of Discoveries." As the title indicates, a dig is occurring right now at an excavati...
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                • Geography & Halloween

                  Halloween is almost here! Students can hardly think about anything other than candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating! What resources are you bringing into the classroom to celebrate Halloween with your students? Are y...
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                  • When Will Your City Feel Climate Change?

                    It's no surprise that climate change is affecting temperatures in regions all over the world. But by what year will YOUR city have undergone extreme climate changes, to the extent that a full recovery may be impossibl...
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                    • Carbon Tax

                      Just a week ago, a letter was published in the New York Times calling for a tax on carbon. The letter claims "We need to acknowledge the true cost of burning fossil fuels by placing a revenue-neutral fee on carbon." B...
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                    • Travel

                      Many of us Geographers love traveling and go on amazing adventures! Unfortunately, we do not always have the opportunity to share stories about our travel experiences with others. So today, we want to hear about one o...
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                    • 10 Ways to Teach About Geography

                      Last year, the New York Times published this article entitled "All Over the Map: 10 Ways to Teach About Geography." Take a look at these 10 different ideas. Have you used any of them (or similar ideas) in the classr...
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                      • Human Life Expectancy Vs. Endangered Species

                        According to a new study by the University of California Davis, as human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of invasive and endangered birds and mammals. At first glance, this statement may trigger the ...
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                        • Geography Weekend Plans

                          Hey Geographers! It's a three-day weekend, so there is plenty of time to get outside and go adventuring!  Do you have any plans? If you need some help brainstorming, check out this National Geographic guide to ...
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                          • STEM

                            The following video is an interview with Al Bunshaft, president and CEO of Dassault Systemes Americas.  Bunshaft discusses the importance of gaining a STEM education, how it is playing a part in the hiring proces...
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                          • Science Videos

                            Videos can be a great way for students to engage with new material. Do you use videos in your science classes? Which videos do you find to be the most effective? Which videos do your students enjoy the most? We would ...
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                            • One Change to Improve Science Education

                              Science Times asked 19 Americans (scientists, educators, students) this question: "If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be?" You can view their responses here. ...
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                              • Geography: Fall Class Activities

                                Leaves are turning orange, people are out picking apples, the air is turning crisp -- fall is upon us! How are you getting your students excited about Geography this fall? Have you brought your students outdoors? ...
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                                • Connecting Current Events & Geography

                                  Today, October 1, 2013, the United States government was forced to shut down. How can a geographic education provide a framework to help students understand what is happening in Congress and why it is happening? How d...
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                                  • Have you found any online geography games to use in your classroom?

                                    Online interactives are great resources to engage students in learning.    Geosense: an online world geography game is a fun way for your students to improve their knowledge of world geography.  Playe...
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