For all you K-12 teachers out there, and anyone who’s interested in a cool Geography educational tool, check out Earth Balloon. It’s a 20-foot high, hand-painted inflatable globe that can be used in conjunction with Geography lessons on a wide range of topics. Whereabouts, Inc., a company that specializes in Geography educational tools and programs, has created a traveling Earth Balloon program and will come to schools with their Earth Balloon and allow students to actually go inside the inflated balloon as part of the program. They’re based in the Chicago area, so I’m not sure how far they’re willing to travel.
You can even buy your own Earth Balloon and, really, what Geography class wouldn’t be way cooler with a giant inflatable globe that you can walk inside!