Visit the EarthView web site to meet the team and learn about the project.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Middleboro High School

On April 1, we are taking EarthView to Middleboro High School for our presentation at the high school level. In Massachusetts, geography is almost exclusively a middle-school subject. Teachers and administrators at MHS invited us to their school because they recognize the importance of geography as part of global education.

In conjunction with the EarthView visit, graduate students in BSC's Jordan program will discuss their home country and the BSC-Jordan exchanges, and Dr. Hayes-Bohanan will give a talk on the cultural geography of Latin American music.

Middleboro HS students who participate in this program are invited to use the "Comments" link below to ask follow-up questions related to any of these presentations.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Geographic Literacy by 2025

"Most Americans don't have any idea how much better their lives and our world could be if they could all do geography."
~~ Daniel C. Edelson, VP for Education, National Geographic Society

Read why better geographic education matters to everyone, in Geo Learning, a new feature of ArcNews magazine.

Deepest mines

EarthView helps us to understand that humans rely on a very thin layer of resources very close to the Earth's surface. For example, the deepest mines in the world would be only about 2 mm deep at EarthView scale. The Physics Factbook offers a good explanation of how heat and pressure combine to limit the depth of mining.

Even at its very thickest, by the way, the Earth's crust would only be about 17 mm thick at EarthView scale.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Visit to Carver

Many thanks to Mr. Wechter and the other teachers and staff at Carver Middle School for a very rewarding visit there on March 13. Bobbi Sistrunk published a well-written article about the program for the Carver Reporter. The online version includes a nice video she prepared.

Martin Middle School Visit!

Ashley Lopes wrote a nice article about our visit to Martin Middle School in the March 28 issue of the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Students from Martin asked more questions than the EarthView team had time to answer. Any Martin students who want to follow up can use the "comments" button on this post to ask your questions about the Earth or EarthView!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to BSC EarthView

EarthView is an outreach project of the Department of Geography at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The EarthView team travels to schools in Southeastern Massachusetts with a 22-foot, inflatable classroom in the form of a globe. The beauty of EarthView is that students can explore the earth from the inside!

Complete information about EarthView and the EarthView team is available at the main web site:

The purpose of this blog is to record visits of EarthView to area schools, youth clubs, and other organizations, and to give participants an opportunity to follow up with their questions. Thanks to the students at Martin Middle School in Taunton, Massachusetts for asking so many good questions that we decided to start this blog!