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Plaid Avenger Plaidcast

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While trying to find folks to follow on Twitter I ran across the Plaid Avenger Plaidcast. The Plaid Avenger Plaidcast is a video series that highlights the thoughts of the Plaid Avenger on current global issues. These cultural geography hot topics are presented in a way that makes me think of a mix between John […]

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New NASA Science Website

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NASA has just unveiled a new skin for it’s Science website. The site is serves as the public face for all the nifty scientific stuff done down at NASA central. I have to say the thing look pretty spiffy. There’s lots of useful links right off the front page, including a section for kids and […]

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KidsGIS – open source GIS tools for kids

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KidsGIS is a cool project from a group of professionals and educators out in Oregon, who have been using MapGuide Open Source tools to create an open source geospatial portal as a tool for educating kids about environmental issues and about using open source software and open data standards. The project has an impressive group […]

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Are Americans Anti-Intellectual?

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The New York Times Books section features an interesting discussion about a book entitled, The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby. The thrust of the book is that current American attitudes downplay the importance of education and intellectualism. The interesting part of this is she overwhelmingly uses geographic examples as proof of her thesis. […]

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Great Backyard Bird Count

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Are you participating in the The Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend? Led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited citizen scientists of all ages from around North America count the birds in their community to better understand bird dynamics, population change, weather,… Besides the cute […]

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Want to Make a NASA MMORPG?

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The BBC is reporting that NASA has put out a Request For Information for any groups or agencies who might want o create a NASA MMORPG. The idea is to create a virtual world that simulates science experiments that students can explore. Hopefully whoever gets to make the final products will include a significant geospatial […]

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iGETT – training the trainers

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Attention college faculty, you may be interested in the following announcement: The Integrated Geospatial Education Technology and Training (iGETT) project offers two-year college faculty professional development opportunities that will enhance existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs by integrating remote sensing and Global Positioning System (GPS) data in ways that support workforce needs. iGETT focuses on […]