Do you know the difference between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac? Do you know how to tell apart a Poison Ivy vine from blackberries or raspberries? This guide may help you and others identify the notorious plant. Continue reading A Poison Ivy guide for people who know nothing about poison ivy
My students maps may be better than anything I’ve made in more than a year. Continue reading I made my students make maps. Now they’ve inspired me.
You almost won’t believe it until you’ve watched it several times. In the last century, the area around Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana (often referred to as Interior Lafourche), has flipped from being 90% land (1916) to 90% water (2016). This video shows how quickly and dramatically the landscape of south Louisiana changed to accommodate the oil, gas, and sulphur mining operations that fragmented large areas of marsh, and triggered and exacerbated subsequent land loss in the decades following. The communities who lived in the area migrated northward as the seas and surge ate away at the marsh. Today, all but a few close-knit communities and a handful of Native American tribes have abandoned the once prosperous marsh lands in search of safety and security farther from shore. For them, it’s a century-long trick with no magic. Continue reading The Magic Trick of the Century!
Stephen Barton was 43 days and 2,750 miles into a cross-country bike trip when he decided to stop to visit a friend and catch a movie on July 20, 2012. Barton, then 22, had been waiting all summer to see … Continue reading A real-life Superman: Stephen Barton, Aurora survivor, makes the most out of tragedy
With Larsen A gone, B going, and C on the brink of collapse, Antarctica is expected to lose an area of ice twice as large as Rhode Island within in the next several years. Videos, diagrams and more Continue reading The A’s, B’s and now C’s of Global Melting
A three-day conference that led me to a 600-year old Live Oak tree, a $52 million grant awardee and a 100 hundred years of planning for the future. Continue reading More tree-hunting, awards-winning weekends!
This weekend we had the opportunity to go down to the bayou for some light-hearted fun and a ton of amazing food. I brought a few of my maps and posters for the members to look at throughout the day, and spent most of my time answering questions. Continue reading Crawfish Boil with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT)
I don’t remember why, but about a week ago I got the sudden urge to read Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park.” As a product of the 90s, I had, of course, seen the movie several hundred times, but now I was … Continue reading Book Review: Jurassic Park