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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Captain Samuel Brown Elementary School, Peabody - October 28th

42° 30' 25" N
70° 57' 02" W
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The EarthView team is happy to be visiting the Captain Samuel Brown Elementary School in Peabody this week! This is our third visit to the school, our last visit occurred last December, you can find that blog post and some fun facts about Peabody here
This week our Geography Department became the proud owner of a new map! This map challenges people's perceptions of maps by showing South up! EarthView wrangler Eva got to see the map in person during her class the other morning and she sure thought it was cool! Hopefully we might be able to bring it around to schools like we do with EarthView! For now, please take a look at the photo of it below! 

Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan and Dr. Robert Amey opening the new map! 

Our visit this week brings us just a few days before Halloween and USA Today published a very timely survey identifying the most favorite candy by state. Who would've thought there could be a geography of candy? Just goes to show that there's a geography of just about everything (if not everything)! 

We hope that the students of Captain Samuel Brown Elementary enjoy their visit with EarthView and we wish you a safe Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Peter W. Reilly Elementary School, Lowell - October 21st

42° 38' 31" N
71° 16' 47" W 
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The EarthView team was excited to visit the Peter W. Reilly Elementary School in Lowell for the first time last Friday! Our last visit to Lowell was back in March when we had visited the Pyne Arts Magnet School. We had a great first visit and we certainly hope to be back soon! 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

BSU Family Day - October 15th

While this week, EarthView will not be traveling to a middle school, the EarthView team members will be in two different countries!!

On Friday, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan and some other faculty along with a handful of students will be visiting Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada for the annual NESTVAL conference. If you recall, BSU hosted NESTVAL around this time last year and we proudly showed off EarthView (blog post for that event can be found here). 


EarthView may not be venturing up to the NESTVAL conference this weekend but it will be on display here at BSU with Dr. Domingo for Homecoming and Family Day! On Saturday, BSU will be hosting students and their families along with alumni to partake in annual homecoming day festivities. If you are in the area please stop by the Moakley Atrium on Saturday October 15th between noon-4pm!! You don't want to miss it! Especially if you have yet to see Earthview in person!

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We wish Dr. Hayes-Bohanan and his students a safe and fun trip to Canada and we hope to see the rest of you on Saturday at Family Day! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

North Andover Middle School - October 6th & October 7th

42° 41' 36" N
71° 07' 15" W
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We're back! The Earthview team is excited to be making our annual two day trip to North Andover Middle School! We will be doing a day program at the school on both Thursday and Friday while also showcasing EarthView at their 8th annual Geography Night! 

At this year's Geography Night, there will be many fun things to see and do including a food truck (or two) for the attendees to enjoy and a performance by the O'Shea Chaplin Irish Dancers. We are certainly looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces! 

If you have caught any glimpse of the news or social media this week, you will have seen coverage on Hurricane Matthew, the strongest Atlantic Hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. A well-respected BSU Geography alumn, Phil Klotzbach wrote an article for the Washington Post explaining how Hurricane Matthew has been shattering records since it first became a storm on September 28th. For one, Hurricane Mathew underwent the third fastest intensification of a storm, going from a Category 1 to a Category 5 storm in just 24 hours, trailing behind Hurricane Wilma (2005) and Hurricane Felix (2007). Hurricane Matthew is also the longest-lived Cat 4-5 hurricane in the eastern Caribbean on record. So far, Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas as a Category 4. It has killed 25 people and its current path has it making landfall in Florida and South Carolina by Friday and Saturday. People are already evacuating the coastal areas in these states. 

Hurricane Matthew
Tracking Hurricane Matthew

According to MEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the current track for Hurricane Matthew does not show it directly affecting our weather. They have their eyes on the storm though so if it does shift direction we will certainly know in a timely manner. Until then, remember to check out and make sure that you and your family have a well stocked emergency kit in case we do get hit by this storm (or any storm for that matter).

We hope that the students and families of North Andover enjoy their visit with EarthView!