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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scooby Down Under

As the EarthView team gets ready for our ninth year of bringing our giant globe to schools and other venues, we want to remind everyone that geography can be fun! From the humor site South End News in the UK comes this cartoon map showing that the map of Australia resembles Scooby Doo!


As you look at other parts of the world, perhaps you find some other interesting characters lurking in the earth's features. If so, feel free to share them in the "comments" section below!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Africa is Not a Country

The EarthView team often takes the opportunity to remind people that Africa is not a country. When 25 young professionals from 17 African countries visited EarthView. We asked them to help us share the message.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mandela Washington Fellows -- BSU June 27

The EarthView team is proud to be making a presentation to a distinguished group of leaders from throughout the continent of Africa who are participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. We will be welcoming leaders from 17 countries to a special presentation of EarthView. We have also arranged for them to experience their continent on the National Geographic traveling flat map -- a huge map of their home continent that we can explore by walking from country to country!



We look forward to meeting and learning with these young leaders.

BSU President Fred Clark, Esq. recently announced the program to the campus community.

On June 17, Bridgewater State University will welcome 25 African leaders to participate in the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) (http://www.bridgew.edu/mandela-washington-fellowship). President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across the continent.

The Fellows are emerging civic and public leaders aged 25-36 and are coming to Southeastern Massachusetts from Angola; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Ethiopia; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Mauritius; Nigeria; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Swaziland; and Uganda. Those selected for the program have promoted innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions and communities.

Through the extraordinary efforts of the entire campus, and after six months of intense planning, we have created an outstanding Public Management Institute that includes academic course work, leadership training, cultural experiences and networking opportunities.  The Fellowship experience will culminate in August with all 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows from each of the 41 host universities across the United States attending a summit in Washington, D.C., with President Obama.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship program presents a remarkable opportunity for our university to have a deep and meaningful engagement with Africa, and significantly enhance our strong reputation as a public university committed to global education. We can all take pride in being part of this effort to empower the next generation of African leaders.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sharon Middle School - June 10th

42° 06' 24" N
71° 09' 58" W
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We're back! Today is our second visit to Sharon in as many weeks and is our last EarthView visit for the 2015-2016 school year. 

At our visit last week, while giving his introduction to EarthView to a group of 7th grade students, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan was reminded of a video from the 1980's showing "recent" (recent for the video) Harvard Graduates trying to explain the seasons: 



Dr. Hayes-Bohanan explains more about this video in his blog post, Geo Veritas on his blog, environmentalgeography.blogspot.com

I hope that we would all know the reason for the seasons but we could all use a refresher every now and then, and this video does a great job explaining the phenomenon. 




Learning geography is a critical life skill, it teaches us about the world, its people, and gives us a much better understanding of why things occur where they occur and why. Geography education allows us to be informed citizens, and contribute to our planet in ways that will help it survive far into the future. The Earth is our home and we must protect it. And as can be seen in the next two videos below, it is never too early to learn geography!!






We hope that the students at Sharon Middle School enjoy their visit with EarthView today and we hope that the students who have ventured inside of EarthView this school year had a great time learning about the Earth with us! We're looking forward to seeing many new faces come September. Have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

Lagniappe

Geography is both global and local, and often focus on interactions between humans and their natural environment. At Sharon Middle School, we found an excellent example of the school itself doing something to protect the environment.

This area of the parking lot shows that care was taken with both the water and the soil. Typically, dividing areas like this in parking lots are elevated, but this one is below the pavement level in a small depression known as a swale. This allows water from heavy rains to be held temporarily, so that it can soak into the ground, rather than rushing to the nearest streams. This reduces flooding and makes water more available to local wells. The ground is covered by grass but also clover, because clover captures nitrogen from the air and helps to improve the soil without any chemical fertilizer. 

¡Adiós!

The EarthView program travels to many schools each year, with more than 10,000 people participating in the program since last September (and close to 80,000 since 2008). We ended our school year at Sharon Middle School this year, though we will be doing some special summer programs on our campus and in various communities.
2015-2016 EarthView Team (l-r): Globe Lady, Eva, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan,
Dr. Domingo, Kevin. (Not shown: Karen & Courtney)

Rumney Marsh Academy, Revere -- June 8

42º 24' 47" N
71º 00' 12" W

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The EarthView team is very happy to be back at Rumney Marsh Academy, where we have enjoyed several visits in the past. The school has a few interesting geographic distinctions, the first of which is being named for a significant water feature, the Rumney Marsh coastal wetland. Another important distinction its location across the street from the New England Confection Company, better known as NECCO. It seems like a middle-school dream to have a huge candy factory across the street from school.

We were at Rumney-Marsh as recently as 2014, but neglected to post on the blog for that visit. Our 2012 blog post includes a number of geographically significant anniversaries, most notably the 2011 Springfield-Monson Tornado. Our 2011 blog post includes maps and discussion of the marsh for which the school is named and the geography of Revere in general.

This year, our visit takes place on World Ocean Day, which is appropriate for a  school located practically on the beach. Musician Jack Johnson introduces today's celebration of oceans:


Our EarthView visit is an ideal activity for #worldoceansday because it allows us to contemplate both the vastness and the importance of the world's oceans. Most people who enter EarthView for the first time are surprised by the size of the Pacific Ocean, which covers almost 1/3 of the planet's surface and nearly as than as the other oceans -- Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern -- combined. 
EarthView was constructed before the international agreement that designated the Southern Ocean in the year 2000, but the seam at the edge of EarthView's floor is in almost exactly the right place to represent its 60-degree South longitute. 

For more information, see How Many Oceans? from NOAA Ocean Service and
Geography of the World's Oceans from geography@about.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Amesbury Middle School - June 7th

42° 50' 54"N
70° 55' 50"W
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This week is a very busy week for Earthview and we apologize for getting behind in our blog posts!! This is our last week of Earthview for this academic school year and we are visiting 4 schools this week alone!

On Monday, June 6th, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan took EarthView to the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester. The Sarah Greenwood School offers dual-language instruction (English and Spanish) for students in Kindergarten through the 2nd grade. We had visited the school earlier in the year on April 27th, but unfortunately the fan that powers EarthView failed and we were unable to go through with the program. Luckily we have a back-up fan and have since fixed the issue so we were able to come back to the school and present a great geography program for two Kindergarten classes!

Our visit Tuesday brought us to Amesbury Middle School for the very first time! Prior to our arrival at the school, we had received an email telling us that we would not miss the "Dough Boy" statue out in the front of the school. Earthview Wrangler Eva and Dr. Domingo did not think too much of this but were surprised to see the statue of a World War I soldier outside of the middle school. "That's a dough boy statue?" exclaimed Eva when she and Dr. Domingo arrived at the school, believe it or not, she was expecting to see a statue of the Pillsbury Dough Boy....The reasoning behind why World War I soldiers are exclusively referred to as "doughboys" is unclear, however there are many theories about the nickname and they can be found here.







                            

We were impressed by all the enthusiasm from both the students and the staff of Amesbury Middle School. Not only was EarthView used by the social studies classes, it was also used by one of the math classes! Students in the 7th grade were using trigonometry to find the height of Earthview, and they successfully figured it out...20 feet tall! And to our pleasant surprise, a map was put on display in the gym to show how "far" the students would have ran with a combined total of their miles!


Our visit to Amesbury gave us a perfect example of how EarthView and geography in general can be used for a variety of disciplines! We certainly hope to be back soon!

We even made the Newburyport News!
 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sharon Middle School - June 3rd

42° 06' 24" N
71° 09' 58" W
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The EarthView team is happy to be visiting Sharon Middle School for the fourth year in a row! We will be visiting the school today and next Friday, June 10th. Our last visits to the school occurred on February 27th and March 6th last year, you can check out those blog posts by clicking on the dates. 

In search of what to write about for today's blog post, I came across an article from the Daily Mail exclaiming that scientists have discovered that the famous King Tut was buried with a dagger that was made from a meteorite! 




The dagger contained high levels of Nickel and trace amounts of Cobalt and Phosphorus. Scientists were able to match the chemical composition of the blade to a meteorite named Kharga that was discovered in the year 2000 on the Maras Matruh plateau in Egypt. What is very interesting is that Egyptians were using iron directly from meteorites while Europeans were limited to using bronze. Pretty cool discovery! 

More locally, a couple of weeks ago on May 17th, a meteor was seen in the skies over New England! 

Fireball spotted over New England

The map below created by the American Meteor Society shows where the "fireball" could be seen...Did you see it? Let us know!

Reported Meteor Sighting on May 17th, 2016

We hope that the students of Sharon Middle School enjoy their visit with EarthView today! 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lt. Peter Hansen Elementary School, Canton- June 1st

42° 11' 00" N
71° 07' 44" W
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The EarthView team is excited to be visiting Lt. Peter Hansen Elementary school in Canton for a second time this school year! We last visited the school in November and had a great time. The blog post for that visit can be found here

Our visit today brings us on the 5th anniversary of the June 1st tornado outbreak that devastated parts of Springfield and Monson Massachusetts. 


Tornado forming over the Connecticut River

On our visit to Coburn Elementary School in West Springfield a couple of weeks ago, Dr. Domingo and wrangler Eva crossed over the bridge (seen in the picture above) on the Connecticut River where a video was taken on June 1st, 2011 showing the EF-3 tornado forming. Eva had never been anywhere near the Springfield area before so it was interesting to be in the very place where such a powerful tornado formed and struck.

EarthView was at Granite Middle School in Monson just a two weeks after that tragedy; the school was not struck by the tornado, but the town and many of the students were very much affected. The satellite image below shows the path of the tornado -- over 30 miles long -- and the location of that school.


When we think of tornadoes we tend to think of the mid-western United States, however they certainly can occur here in Massachusetts! So be prepared for severe storms this summer by visiting ready.gov and making a disaster supply kit and a family emergency plan! Kids can check out ready.gov/kids to get information and become prepared for a storm emergency! 

We hope that the students of Hansen Elementary School enjoy their visit with Earthview today! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Garfield Middle School, Revere- May 25th

42° 24' 12" N
70° 59' 34" W
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The EarthView team is excited to be visiting Garfield Middle in Revere for the first time! We took a quick hiatus last week as both Dr. Hayes-Bohanan and Dr. Domingo traveled abroad but we're back for another exciting adventure!

While this is our first visit to Garfield Middle, it is not our first visit to Revere. We last visited Revere in 2012 when we went to Rumney Marsh Academy. We'll back to Rumney Marsh on June 8th! 


Antarctic Sea Ice 2014
This week's interesting article comes from Discovery News and is titled "Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking". The article explains that while the Arctic Sea ice has been shrinking at an alarming rate, the ice surrounding Antarctica has seen record highs in its extent. A new study may explain why this is so and it has to do with the topography of Antarctica and the depth of the ocean surrounding it. It is a quick read but I recommend it as it deals with the ever tricky issue of "Global Warming" which is really, "Global Climate Change" as some places are warming, while others are not...but that's an issue for another day. 

We hope that the students of Garfield Middle enjoy their visit with EarthView today and we hope to be back again soon! 

Update from the school: We were excited to see all of the flags on display in the school showing all of the countries that Garfield's students come from. This flag display is similar to one that we had at Bridgewater State University in the campus center to represent all of our international students. 

         


                                           


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nested Islands

14°00'07" N 
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120°59'34" E
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Just for fun, we are sharing an unusual geographic superlative. You can use the coordinates above to located it on your own globe, or you can explore it using Google Maps below.

The superlative is Vulcan Point Rock, the world's largest island in a lake in an island in a lake on an island? This implies that there are other nested lakes of this kind; Vulcan is just the largest one. It is located within Luzon, which is the largest and most populous island of the Philippines.

Geographers at the University of California Santa Barbara have a lot more information to share about this island and the volcanoes of the Philippines.


EarthView coordinator Dr. Hayes-Bohanan was very interested in learning about Vulcan Point Rock, because of fond memories taking a couple different boats to visit an ecology lab that includes Gibraltar Island, which is an island in a bay in an island in a lake in Ohio.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Coburn Elementary School, West Springfield- May 11th

42°06'29" N 
72°37'16" W
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This week the EarthView team is excited to be visiting Coburn Elementary School in West Springfield! This is our first ever school visit in West Springfield! While it is quite the drive for us from Bridgewater State University (106 miles one way, about a 2 hour drive) but it'll be quite easy for the Globe Lady as she only has a 40 minute drive! 

While we haven't been to West Springfield, or Springfield, we have mentioned the city in previous blog posts. Dr. Hayes-Bohanan discussed the meaning behind the name Six Flags, the famous amusement park located outside of Springfield in nearby Agawam, the blog post for that discussion can be found here. He also wrote a bit about the June 1st, 2011 tornado outbreak that spawned a tornado in the Springfield area, that post can be found here


This weeks interesting article comes from NPR.org. It is entitled, "Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid" and talks all about the uncovering of rocks located within the impact crater that is thought to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs! The impact crater known as Chicxulub is located off of the Yucatan Peninsula, it is 125 miles across and was created 66 million years ago! 



As samples of these rocks are taken out of the Earth from about 2,200 feet below the ocean floor, scientists hope to find fossils of microorganisms that survived the asteroid impact. Only time will tell us what happened during the aftermath of the asteroid strike some 66 million years ago!

We hope that the students of Coburn Elementary enjoy their visit with EarthView! 

Update: We had a great visit to Coburn Elementary and were thrilled to see so many students whose families are from all across the globe! The school does a nice job of displaying on a map where their students are from right in the front entry way: 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spofford Pond School, Boxford- May 6th

42°41'46" N 
71°01'02" W
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The EarthView team is excited to be visiting the Spofford Pond School in Boxford! This will be our fifth visit to the school since our first visit in 2010. Despite the long drive (about 1 hour and 40 minutes without traffic), we very much enjoy visiting this school as it was the first school to welcome us to the North Shore of Massachusetts! The picture below was taken at our last visit to the school, May 1st of last year

Dr. Hayes-Bohanan talking about coffee!

This week concludes our Friday visits for this school year. However we still have plenty of more visits left! We will be visiting schools on Wednesdays starting in West Springfield next week! 

In world geography news: there is a massive wildfire that has consumed 328 square miles in the Alberta province of Canada. The fire has consumed more area then all of the 5 boroughs of New York City (304.6 square miles).



The massive fire comprises 49 separate fires that have unfortunately spread out of control and unfortunately continue to spread as the ground is very dry. Over 88,000 people near Fort McMurray have been evacuated and over 1,600 homes have been destroyed by the blaze.
Wildfire in Fort McMurray 
With over 1,000 firefighters on the ground and in the air, the only real relief will come from rain and there isn't much rain in the forecast. We hope that relief in the form of rain will come soon and that the firefighters can get these blazes under control before they consume anymore land and homes and especially before it claims the life of someone.

Meanwhile, firefighters from as far away as MEXICO are coming to Alberta to assist.

We hope that the students of Spofford Pond School enjoy their visit with EarthView today!

During our visit we also told some classes about a great new geographic discovery: a coral reef 600 miles in length that nobody knew about until last month. The reef is at the mouth of the world's biggest river (in water volume): the Amazon. In Amazon Surprise, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan's he describes how the geography of this river made it possible for this huge reef to hide in plain sight.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Hobomock Elementary School, Pembroke - April 29th

42° 03' 20" N
70° 47' 40" W 
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This week has been full of firsts for the EarthView team! On Wednesday, EarthView was to make its Dorchester debut at the Sarah Greenwood School with Dr. Hayes-Bohanan but there was unfortunately a slight problem with the fan and we had to reschedule. But we will hopefully be back to the school soon!!

Luckily, we have a back-up fan so we are back up and running for today's regular EarthView program at the Hobomock Elementary School in Pembroke! We are very excited as this is our first time visiting the school! 

The Hobomock Elementary School in Pembroke has students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Today, the students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will get to experience the EarthView program! The students in Kindegarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will get a glimpse of what EarthView has to offer. 

Since it is our first visit to Pembroke, we thought that it would be nice to know some interesting historical facts about the town! Pembroke was once a part of its neighboring towns: Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate until Pembroke was established as a town in 1712. The area of the town is 23.48 square miles, 21.85 square miles of which is land. 
The major industries in town were box manufacturing and shipbuilding. Cranberry bog farms have also been a major part of the town. 



Because of these industries and the towns proximity to Boston (26 miles South), Pembroke experienced a significant population growth between the years 1930 and 2000. In 1930, the town had only 1,492 residents. By 2000, there were 16,927 residents! As of 2014, the town had 19,563 residents. 

We are certainly excited to be visiting Pembroke today and hope that the students of Hobomock Elementary School enjoy their visit inside of EarthView! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sarah Greenwood School, Dorchester -- April 27

42° 17' 48"N
71° 04' 50"W
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Dr. Hayes-Bohanan is bringing EarthView to the Greenwood School for a short program, and ts very first visit to the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Two kindergarten classes will explore the world in a new way. Because students and their families have come to Dorchester from many parts of the world, this exploration will be both global and personal.
Because the Greenwood School is a dual-language school, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan will have some opportunities to practice his Spanish, which he needs for his yearly visits to study coffee and chocolate in Nicaragua!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

EarthView at the Statehouse - April 20th

42° 21' 29"N
71° 03' 50"W
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The EarthView team is happy to be visiting the Massachusetts State House today! We will be set up in Nurse's Hall from 10am-2pm for anyone to come visit! It is free and open to the public so please stop by, just remember to wear socks!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Howe Manning Elementary, Middleton- April 15th

42° 35' 47" N
71° 00' 51" W 
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The EarthView team is happy to be back visiting the Howe Manning Elementary School in Middleton for the fourth year in a row. It is quite far from where we were last night in Taunton, some 60 miles away! 

Our last visit to the school occurred on April 3rd, 2015 while our very first occurred on May 4th, 2012. Our first blog post about the school includes information on the town's history, check it out! 

On this day 104 years ago at 2:20 in the morning, the "unsinkable" Titanic sank four days into its maiden voyage with over 2,000 passengers about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The map below shows the path that the Titanic took from Southampton England towards New York City which it never reached.


The Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on April 14th and sunk shortly there after. This came as a big surprise as the ship was built to be "unsinkable". It was designed by Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and was 883 feet from stern to bow. The hull of the ship was divided into 16 compartments which were supposed to be watertight. The ship was thought to be "unsinkable" because four of these 16 compartments could be flooded without affecting the ships buoyancy.

When the Titanic struck the iceberg, five of the 16 compartments were damaged causing the bow of the ship to sink and forced the stern into a vertical position. By 2:20 a.m. on April 15th, the ship broke in half and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. 


Because there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of the passengers and no emergency preparations, over 1,500 people died when the ship sank. Those who did survive were mainly women and children. 

In 1913, the first International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea was held in response to the Titanic disaster. The convention established rules that required all ships to have enough lifeboat space for each person on board and that lifeboat drills would be held. The International Ice Patrol was also established to monitor icebergs in the North Atlantic. 

What is freaky is that in 1898, a novella written by Morgan Robertson titled Futility essentially predicted the sinking of the Titanic. In the novella, a large ship called the Titan which was described as "unsinkable" sank in mid-April after striking an iceberg.

While it certainly cannot be confirmed that Robertson actually predicted the future, it is quite a creepy coincidence. And if any of you are looking for an adventure, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is rebuilding the Titanic! This ship is named the Titanic II and will be an exact replica of the original, except with all of the modern amenities and safety features. The ship is set to sail its maiden voyage in 2018. Let's hope that this ship is able to complete its maiden voyage and sail complication free. 

To learn more about the sinking of the Titanic, the novella seemingly predicting the future, and the Titanic II, please click on their links. 


We hope that the students of Howe Manning Elementary enjoy their visit with EarthView today! 

Parker Middle School, Taunton- April 14th

41° 54' 05" N
71° 04' 12" W

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The EarthView team is happy to be back at the Parker Middle School in Taunton for their family geography night! We were last at the school on June 2nd, 2015 for their "Multicultural Night".

We are happy to be at this school tonight where Ms. McGann, a former BSU Geography student is a teacher. Ms. McGann was the very first student to see the EarthView balloon with Professors Hayes-Bohanan and Domingo when it was owned by a private company! 

We hope that the students and their families enjoyed their visit inside of EarthView! We hope to be back soon! 

Update: Ms. McGinnis sent us some pictures from tonight's event, many thanks! 
The student's and their families

Our ever famous EarthView!

Ms. McGinnis


Friday, April 8, 2016

Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin - April 7th

42° 05' 28" N
71° 24' 22" W 
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We are excited to be back at Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin today! We had gone to the Family Geography Night in Franklin on February 4th and were supposed to return the following day, but a snowstorm got in our way! 

As some of you may know, the EarthView team traveled to Winchester on Wednesday to attend the Family Geography Night at McCall Middle school. We had a great time, there was even a taco truck providing food for the event! 

As for today's visit to Franklin, we are certainly glad that snow did not cancel our plans again! After a fairly mild winter we really shouldn't be complaining, but here's hoping that the snow that occurred on Monday will be the last of the snow until late Fall.

We hope that the students of Horace Mann Middle School enjoy their visit with EarthView today! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

McCall Middle School Family Geography Night, Winchester- April 6th

42° 27' 01" N
71° 08' 05" W
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After a seemingly long two weeks off because of Good Friday and the Massachusetts Geography Bee tournament, the EarthView team is back in full swing! This week we are traveling to two schools: McCall Middle and Horace Mann Middle School. 

Tonight's visit brings us to McCall Middle School in Winchester for their annual Family Geography Night! We first attended this event last year and we had a great time interacting with the students and their families, we hope that tonight's event goes just as well! 

Last week, our very own Dr. Domingo took part in the State Geography Bee championship, that was held in Chicopee. A nice map of participants and their hometowns was created by fellow Bridgewater State University student Jason Covert and can be found on the Massachusetts Geography Alliance blog here. We would like to congratulate the winner, Saketh Jonnalagadda, an 8th grader from Stony Brook Middle School in Westford. Saketh will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Geography Bee in May. 

We hope that everyone attending the Family Geography Night enjoys their visit inside of EarthView!