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Geography Bee Training Tips

ShareEvery year thousands of schools across the United States compete for the National Geography Bee Championship. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for the competition and the school Geography Bees are already happening. The State Bees are March … Continue reading

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Youth Community Mapping Network Shared All Over the World

ShareChildren are surveying their communities and getting in touch with their environments all over the world. Green Maps has created a community mapping network that allows youth to share their project goals, progress and results on a global scale. Many … Continue reading

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National Geographic Kids Collect 2 Miles Worth of Shoes!

ShareNational Geographic Kids has been making valiant efforts towards collecting shoes from their readers, celebrities like Cameron Diaz and anyone that could contribute. They have successfully broke the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of shoes, in Washington D.C.. … Continue reading

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Kids Love Geocaching!

ShareGeocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where people use GPS to search for mystery containers and share their experiences online. The containers contain assorted items for participants to take one thing and leave one thing to make the game … Continue reading

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Echo the Bat Teaches Remote Sensing

ShareNASA has created a great website, The Adventures of Echo the Bat, to help introduce kids to remote sensing. Children use remote sensing to follow Echo the Bat on his journey to his winter hibernaculum. The story mainly focuses on … Continue reading

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Carl Stuart Middle School Emphasizes Geography

ShareSeventh grade students of Conway, Arizona keep geography in their daily school days. They whole class worked together to collect all kinds a geographical data about their town like outdoor activities, festivals, clubs, shopping, activities centers, schools and much more! Their … Continue reading

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Video Games Encourage Using Spatial Data

ShareVideo game development has always been fascinating, but the new game, SSX, takes it to the next level. SSX is a snowboarding game that is inspired by Google Earth and uses NASA topographical data to create the interface. The elevation … Continue reading

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Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS

ShareRichard Panchyk has written an amazing children’s geography book, “Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS.’ This book has a variety of ways to intrigue children into wanting to explore their world. Panchyk’s book makes geography … Continue reading

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Tree Trunk Turntable? Music from Nature

ShareIn Germany, a scientist changed the way tree trunks are understood around the world. Instead of simply getting season information and age data from tree trunks we can now listen to their life through music. Using the good old turntable … Continue reading

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First Teenager to Sail Around the World!

ShareLaura Dekker is a 16-year old girl who just returned from her trip sailing around the world! Laura is the youngest person to ever sail around the world completely solo. The trip was over 30,000 miles traveled on a 38-foot … Continue reading

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