Tennessee Geographic Alliance

5/3 Sites of the Week and lagniappe

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Earth Science Sites courtesy of Mark Francek

Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

Central Michigan University

Environmental

Activists outraged: sacred Chilean island is for sale

“The island of Guafo sits on the route taken by blue whales heading into the fjords of Chilean Patagonia. It is a hotspot for marine biodiversity, home to rare flora, and sacred to the indigenous Mapuche people. And now it is up for sale.”

General

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PASTA

Types of pasta with descriptions.

Geosphere

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Updated gNATSGO Soils Databases Now Available

“We are pleased to announce the release of the third version of a USDA-NRCS Soil & Plant Science Division (SPSD) soils database called the gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO)."

Space

JPL SMALL-BODY DATABASE BROWSER

Check out current and future positions with the Halley Comet simulator

Water

Sorry, nothing this week!

Weather

lagniappe-courtesy of the tga

DocsBox Bring the Archives to your classroom!

Starting this year, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is offering a DocsBox program to Tennessee schools in all 95 counties.

ORAU K-12 STEM PROGRAMS

Promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education among K-12 students is vital to meeting the nation’s needs for workers in the STEM fields. The need for students to be inspired to pursue careers in the STEM fields continues to grow, and ORAU is committed to providing the support necessary to improve education, research, and innovation.

STEM teachers from Kindergarten through high school, and others interested in the STEM fields, can choose from a number of professional development opportunities provided by ORAU.

Click HERE for more information!