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Friday, November 18, 2016

Tantasaqua Jr. High, Fiskdale -- Nov 18

42° 09' 24" N
72° 07' 44" W

The EarthView team is pleased, as always, to be returning to Tantasqua. We always enjoy our visits, because this is the home school of our very own Globe Lady, who taught French and geography there for many years before "retiring" and joining our team. She still teaches there from time to time when she is not traveling throughout the state to meet us wherever we take EarthView. We also know from experience that the students at Tantasqua are well-prepared in geography and eager to learn even more!

During our visit we will be using EarthView to help Tantasqua students visualize some of the geography lessons they have been learning; we will also be discussing a lot of additional geographic connections. 
For example, Dr. Hayes-Bohanan will be speaking about several current connections to the country of Morocco. On Thursday morning, he was rowing a boat in New Bedford harbor when he saw Fortuna Bay -- one of the largest ships ever to enter that port turn to leave for the Panama Canal. He had taken this photograph a few days before, as the ship lay berthed in New Bedford as dozens of trucks took clementines from its hold, to be taken to Canada!

Many thousands -- perhaps a few million -- of these fruits had been gathered from throughout Morocco and loaded onto the Fortuna Bay when it was in Agadir, Morroco. The fruit was not ultimately destined for New Bedford, though. It was ultimately destined for store shelves throughout eastern Canada!

This week, however, Morocco .is part of a story that is much bigger than any fruit, no matter how delightful! For the past week, officials from 197 countries have been meeting in Marrakech, Morocco to discuss an international agreement to reduce climate change.
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Climate meeting in Marrakech, Morocco

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School, Canton - November 15th

42° 11' 00" N
71° 07' 44" W
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The EarthView team is excited to be visiting Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School in Canton on Tuesday this week! Our last visit to the school occurred on June 1st, the blog post for that visit can be found here. Our very first visit to the school offered up some interesting information on how the town of got its name, that blog post can be found here

Today's visit brings us on the National Day of Action, which calls those who are concerned about access to clean water, the destruction of sacred sites, and Native American sovereignty to come together and speak out in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their protests to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

One way that you can show your support and have your voice heard is by visiting, and signing the petition. 


We hope that you will join us in showing our support for the Standing Rock Sioux and we hope that the students of Lt. Peter M. Hansen Elementary School enjoy their visit with EarthView! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Leominster High School - November 4th

42° 32' 01" N
71° 46' 45" W 
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The EarthView team is excited to be visiting Leominster High School for the first time today! We very rarely get to visit with high school students, our last high school visit was to Middleboro High in 2009 and we actually ended up getting two Geography majors and EarthView wranglers from that visit! 

This week's visit brings us during a time of turmoil in North Dakota due to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that is set to run through disputed Sioux territory, some folks claim it to be private property but others see it as rightfully belonging to the Sioux. Whether the land be private or Native American Reservation, the pipeline is set to be placed upriver from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which would threaten the water supply. Ironically, the pipeline was originally set to run upriver from Bismark however it was re-positioned as there was concern about the drinking water there. The map below clearly explains the situation and more information can be found on Dr. Hayes-Bohanan's environmental geography blog here.

Map courtesy of A #NoDAPL Map

We hope that the students of Leominster High School enjoy their visit with EarthView today, maybe we will even see one of you on campus in a few years!