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A century later

How often have you enjoyed the wonders of a national park? Is it time to get outside for some R & R with nature? After all, it is the centennial since America began the National Park movement, with the support of the National Geographic Society. In fact, it is National Park Week, allowing free admission to 127 parks in... Continue Reading →

Legends in the Rocks

Myths and legends are such an inviting way to learn about the landscape. It may not always been scientific, but that doesn’t have to matter. Often of great cultural significance, the story remains with us. It’s another way to respect nature. Storytelling can be an inspirational way to teach geology – it’s the legends in the... Continue Reading →

Volcanic Cities

Have you ever had the chance to see a volcano erupt? From a safe distance of course! A few years ago, I was catching a taxi just before sunrise to Guatemala’s international airport, when I was surprised to see red lava flows burning brightly in the distance, intensified by the darkness of the sky. It... Continue Reading →

Fire and Ice

It was a year ago exactly when I explored Iceland on my birthday. I decided to relive the memory with this blog entry today. I loved the raw energy with temperatures barely inching above zero degrees.  Located just under the Artic circle, Iceland is considered only 20% habitable. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and... Continue Reading →

Geothermal Delights

How much further can we maximize the potential for geothermal energy?  There are challenges – geothermal energy is extremely localized and not always easy to harness. But there is hope, depending on the technology that evolves for the future. It’s an important subject – let’s hope we can aspire more geological engineers for the future. The Earth... Continue Reading →

Geology Respected

Geology is not always about rocks - it can be exciting.  It can also be extremely hazardous. New Zealanders know only too well the impact of the recent earthquakes in Christchurch. Let’s look at something exciting - that is if you enjoy learning science.  New Zealand’s science curriculum has recently introduced a new subject called Earth... Continue Reading →

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