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Friday, April 28, 2017

Alden Elementary, Duxbury -- April 28

42° 02' 48"N
70° 40' 49"W
(Center of the stage at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center)
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Alden School students walked through their school to the Duxbury
Performance Arts Center, where EarthView was on stage for the day!
Many thanks to the Alden PTO and to PAC director Tony Kelso.
Duxbury's Landscapes -- from the Duxbury town web site
EarthView has been in many towns near Duxbury in the past, but the Alden Elementary visit is our visit to Duxbury itself. The map below shows a purple pin for each school visit in the area. Click on EarthView Experience to see all of the places EarthView has traveled.

Members of the EarthView team have good friends in Duxbury, from whom we know that the Duxbury Beach is something of which people in the town are quite proud. It is home to migratory birds that require special care, and an entire organization exists to protect and promote the beaches of Duxbury.

Our visit took place on Maryland Day -- the anniversary of Maryland's admission to the Union (becoming one of the United States) on April 28, 1788.
Dr. Hayes-Boh celebrating Maryland's day to shine!
Dr. Hayes-Bohanan and his wife Pamela (a BSU librarian) spent the year 2010 recognizing each of the United States on the anniversary of its admission. We read books, watched movies, and prepared food for each celebration. Maryland Day was a special celebration, because it is where they were married on May 9, 1987.

People from Maryland tend to be very proud of its flag, which is based on the heraldry of two families -- Baltimore and Calvert -- that helped to found the British colony that eventually became the state. Many Marylanders are also passionate about the Maryland blue crab, which grows in the Chesapeake Bay. The flag and the food are combined in a magnetic decal on Dr. Hayes-Bohanan's car that celebrates Maryland.
This is something people all over the world do -- sharing symbols that represent the sense of place of their home town or region. What are some examples of sense of place in your own town or in places that are important to your family? Examples could be foods, sports teams, landmarks, or many other features.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Dr. Hayes-Bohanan,
    The fourth grade teachers at Alden School were very pleased to have the EarthView team come to share their knowledge of our world. The program addressed our Social Studies standards (states and regions of the U.S./ map and globe skills) in a fun and creative way! Thank you so much for coming!! Laura Geigle, Alden School, Duxbury, MA