Thursday, December 2, 2010
N 42 ° 29' 34" W 71 ° 08' 46"
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EarthView is making its first appearance in Woburn, at the Kennedy Middle School.
Our visit on December 3 coincides with the anniversaries of several geographically-significant events.
1984: A toxic cloud at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India killed thousands of residents in their sleep, drawing attention to industrial safety in developing countries
1979: Iran accepted its constitution, weeks after U.S. hostages were taken
1975: Lao People's Democratic Republic proclaimed, as the government falls to communist forces
1967: First human heart transplant: Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa
1833: First coeducational college opens: Oberlin, Ohio
Because of the Kennedy School's proximity to the now famous site of Wells G&H, we will be speaking with the older students about the role of medical geography in addressing toxic waste contamination and its affects on public health.