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Friday, February 12, 2016

James L. Mulcahey Elementary School, Taunton- February 12th

41° 54' 16" N
71° 06' 43" W 
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We're back! Last week was a bit confusing with the snow day on Friday. We had gone to Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin last Thursday February 4th for their Family Geography Night and were supposed to have a day program on Friday but the snowstorm canceled that event so hopefully we will get back there soon! 

Snowfall totals Feb 5th, 2016

Today's visit brings us James L. Mulcahey Elementary School in Taunton! 

We have visited numerous schools in Taunton over the years but this is our first visit to Mulcahey Elementary! We are very excited to be bringing EarthView to students in the 2nd and 3rd grade. It is always fun to see the look of awe on the younger children's faces when they see the scope of EarthView, it really sparks their interest in the world and geography which is what we love to see! We need more geographers in the world! 

According to the Mulcahey school's website, the school was named for James L. Mulcahey who was a 1934 graduate of Taunton High School.He was inducted into the army in 1942 where he became Lieutenant Mulcahey and led troops into four major battles during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery but died during battle in 1944. 

Our visit is on the 207th birthday of two very important leaders who most people do not know were born on the same day --  Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Happy Lincoln's Birthday and Happy Darwin Day!

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


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