Monday, April 11, 2016

EarthView at the People's House -- April 20

Our department's Dr. Domingo recently sent this to the teachers of SEMAGNET, the network of geography teachers in southeastern Massachusetts. We reprint it here for wider sharing.

To: Geography teachers, Students of Geography, Friends of Geography
On Wednesday, April 20th  we will display the Earth in the Nurses Hall at the Massachusetts State House as seen below. 
The 20ft tall EarthView will once again be displayed for the public to experience the joy of geography and to go inside the giant inflatable globe and marvel at the features of our planet. We will be in Nurses Hall -- open to the public -- from 9am to 2pm.
We invite you to come to the State House – bring students as well - and we ask that you invite your state Representative and Senator to come on down and talk geography (you can find your representative through the link below). We have two bills in the State House - H.491 and S.291 (links are below) that would establish a Geography Education Commission so that we can talk about the value of geography and why we need to have more geography taught in our schools.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the State House on April 20th, just a few days before Earth Day.

Find the bill:
(The "Miscellaneous" tab indicates sponsors of each bill. If your representative or senator is a sponsor, please thank them. If they are not, they may still be supporters who missed the sponsorship requests last year. You can still ask them to support the bill.)

For a whole host of reasons, it is good to get to know your local state representatives and senators. If you do not know who they are, you can find legislators here:
You can find email addresses, field offices, phone numbers, and office numbers within the State House. You can contact them to discuss any issue that matters to you at the state level -- including geography education. Even if you do not talk to the legislator personally, the job of staff members is to let senators and representatives know what constituents care about enough to call, write or visit. Since most people do none of these things, this is a good way to make a difference.  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

10 Great Places to Kayak in New England

New England has some of the best kayaking destinations in America. The scenery is great and there really is something for everyone. Here are 10 of the finest destinations as recommended by Enjoy.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Top 10 Haunted places in Massachusetts

Have you ever wanted to be a ghost hunter and see what really lurks in the night? There are places all over the world that give you the opportunity to take the chance to come face to face with the spirits of those that are passed on, and if you didn't know many of these places are just around the corner from where you live, if not where you live. Here are 10 places in Massachusetts that are said to have some paranormal activity happening. Enter if you dare.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top ten Major League Baseball Stadiums

It is spring time in the United States so it means it is time for Baseball season! I feel that these ball parks were chosen for their history and number of fans that visit them during the offseason.  The listicle I found was about the top ten MLB parks that include:
#1 PNC Park home to the Pittsburgh Pirates
#2 AT&T Park which is the home to the San Francisco Giants
#3 Wrigley Field home to the Chicago Cubs
#4 Oriole Park at Camden Yards home to the Baltimore Orioles
#5 Coors Field home to the Colorado Rockies
#6 Fenway Ark home to the Boston Red Sox
#7 Busch Stadium home to the St. Louis Cardinals
#8 Target Field home to the Minnesota Twins
#9 Dodger Stadium home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
#10 Kauffman Stadium home to the Kansas City Royals