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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Return to Carver Middle School

41° 53' 31" N
70° 45' 11" W
Thanks to Steve Morse for his wonderful lat/long finder!
On April 30, 2010, EarthView returned to Carver Middle School, where it had been in March 2009. The blog post from that earlier event includes a link to a nice video about the visit.
The more recent visit occurred on Louisiana Day, the anniversary of Louisiana's admission to the Union in 1812. As we visited, there was great interest in the recent oil spill off the Louisiana coast, as well as volcanic eruptions in Iceland and Guatemala.

The Santiaguito volcano is part of a line of volcanoes along the southwestern coast of Guatemala, all of which are formed by the inch-by-inch subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Central American plate. It erupted most recently a few days before our visit, and though the impact has been far less than in the recent case of Eyjafjallajokull, it did close schools, restrict aviation, and damage crops. Santiaguito Volcano is located in a very remote region, about 10 miles west of Lake Atitlan, where EarthView team member Dr. Hayes-Bohanan spent time with his family (and coffee farmers) in 2008.

We also discussed the recent oil spill in Louisiana, which is threatening coastal resources and communities.

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