The Gall-Peters Projection Isn’t Good For Boston Public Schools

Over the past week, Boston Public Schools has decided to forego the use of the Mercator projection in classrooms. What is going to replace the projection? The Gall-Peters. Why? Africa and South America appear small on the map. This is the thing about the Gall-Peters projection. It is no less distorted than the Mercator projection….

World Meteorological Day. Fog vs Mist

In honor of World Meteorological Day, the 2017 theme is about clouds. This entry will discuss fog vs mist. Why? Fog can be described as a cloud that touches the ground. It is not like what you would see in the sky. Fog is comprised of cloud water droplets. Those droplets are suspended very close…

World Meteorological Day 2017.

23 March is World Meteorological Day. This is a day to reflect on weather and the physical processes involved. This entry’s theme is this: Meteorologists are geographers. How are meteorologists geographers? Weather, climate, and geography are connected. Geography determines weather and climate. This is why we have phenomena like El Nino, orographic lift, chinook/foehn winds,…

International Day Of The Francophonie

20 March marks International Day of ┬áthe Francophonie. It is to promote and celebrate the Francophone world, of the French language. Over 270 million people speak French. 80 million speak French as a first language. This language is spoken in 29 nations throughout the world. It is not only France where it is spoken. One…

Biogeography: The Great Blue Heron

Biogeography is about the spatial distribution of species and ecosystems. In this case, the great blue heron and where you can find it. Remember this. This is a large, wading bird. Wading as in wading in the water. Want to find this bird? Look for wetlands and rivers. This bird can be found through most…

Islands In The Tides.

What is a tidal island? Well, it’s an island found in the tides. Simple, right? Well, there is a little more to it than that. A tidal island is a landform connected to a larger piece of land by some kind of bridge, man-made or natural. When high tide takes place, that natural or man-made…