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…

Penguin Awareness Day. Geography of Penguins

Today 20 January 2017 is Penguin Awareness Day. This is a day to raise awareness about penguins, about the environment they live in. There is something that should be addressed about penguins. -No, they do not live in Alaska -Antarctica is not the only place you can find them -Cold places are not the only…

The South USA’s Winter Struggles

The southern USA is not known as a region of cold winters. That reputation is reserved for places like Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis, etc. This is a region known for relatively mild winters. Many southern cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, and Birmingham seem to struggle with dealing with snow. The typical theme. One inch of…

National Bird Day

          Greetings. Today 5 January 2017 is National Bird Day in the USA. It is a great day for bird watchers, and those who enjoy birds. It is a day of bird awareness. There is another part to this besides just awareness. For those who admire birds, look outside, look at…

First Post Of 2017: Bird Migration

Happy New Year. 2017 is here. New year, new things to come. Being that it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, multiple migratory bird species are flying south for the winter. Video below to explain. After watching this video, there is another visual to look at. The map is just an example of some bird…

Get Outside And Explore

You never know what you mind find when you go out. Learning about nature, geography, the geosciences, this is part of how we learn. We can read books, but we should also go out and explore. You never know what you might find.

Minnesota, Land Of The Sky-Tinted Waters

Want to go fishing? Go to Minnesota. Here is why. Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, referring to the lakes.┬áThe lakes are a major geographic feature of the state of Minnesota. It has the nickname of The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Actually, according the official count, there are over…

Merry Christmas. A Geography Lesson.

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. And being this is a holiday for Christ, let’s have a geography lesson dedicated to it. The maps shows where Jesus Christ was born. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. It is located in what is now the West Bank, Palestine, next to Israel. Christmas is a…