Monday, August 19, 2013

Fascinating Earth Globes on Boston Common

In mid-August, Bostonians and visitors to Boston were greeted to an intriguing sight of more that 30 earth globes (5ft in diameter and colorful). Positioned on Boston Common and at Copley Square, these globes illustrate very effectively the theme of global sustainability (or not) and the actions that we can take to create a more livable world. As geography teachers, we regularly use globes in the classroom and this public globe project provokes us to think in new ways about what and how we teach geography.
It seems that the globes will be there until the middle of October - a treat for all. Here is the link to the article in the Boston Globe.

 We'll all have our favorites; here are two of mine: one about Green Roof impacts and the other concerning our dwindling water resources.