The Miners of Chile
The CBC has put together some excellent coverage of the the plight of of the 33 miners who were trapped for 68 days. You can watch and read about their plight: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/10/12/chile-mine-extraction-102.html What do you think about when you watch this footage?
The Majestic Plastic Bag
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw Read: The Pacific Garbage Patch Respond using the tag pacifictrash.
Worst Oil Spill in History
The oil spill currently threatening the southern coast of the United States is one of the worst in history. According to the graphic above, accidents like this seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. This spill threatens to force a number of endangered species into extinction, along with seriously affecting the…
Excerpt from the Journal of Columbus
Thursday, 11 October. Steered west-southwest; and encountered a heavier sea than they had met with before in the whole voyage. Saw pardelas and a green rush near the vessel. The crew of the Pinta saw a cane and a log; they also picked up a stick which appeared to have been carved with an iron…
Watch the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VFeYZTTYs&feature=player_embedded Then explore the site http://www.geocaching.com/ Why do people hide caches? Where would you hide a cache? What would you leave as your initial treasure? What are the community building benefits of geocaching? Now that you know more about geocaching, is it something that you would foresee yourself doing?