The Boiling Hot Deep

Yes, I just used the term ‘boiling hot’ to describe the deep ocean. And no, it is not a typo. While the vast majority of the deep ocean is indeed very cold, that is not true for its entirety. Along major ocean basins lie long series of underwater mountains, or ridges. Along these ridges scientists... Continue Reading →

Liquid Earth

Simulated Sea Surface Rising As I discussed in my previous post, Teaching Tricky Topics, climate change can be a very tricky subject to teach. But rather than shy away from it, I recommend being strategic about it. By focusing only on the strictly scientific principles involved, using hands-on activities students can experience with their own... Continue Reading →

Teaching Tricky Topics

Climate Change is a tricky topic to teach - I'm sure this doesn't come as a great shock to any of you. Everyone seems to be very divided, with opinions running the full gauntlet. Things are so divided that I've met teachers that have said they do not even teach about it, fearing push back.... Continue Reading →

Twilight Strolls

Hazy twilight strolls, When day and night gently caress each other, In perfect harmony, Like lovers grown old together.   ~ Katie Dion

Bait and Switch

A few Saturdays ago, I spent the day out at a big community event all about environmental health. There were tons of vendors from every organization imaginable there all promoting simple changes that we can do to help keep our local habitats clean. At our booth, we were all about making sure plastic doesn’t get... Continue Reading →

Happy World Wildlife Day!

It’s not a holiday you may have heard about or celebrated before – but it’s one you should definitely add to your calendar nonetheless (and really, isn’t any excuse to party and celebrate a good one? 😉 ) When the United Nations signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and... Continue Reading →

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