This year's Geography Awareness Week theme is "The New Age of Exploration." For the next few months, this blog will focus on explorers, exploration, and hopefully provide you ideas to develop your own explorer biography and your own geo-explorer field folder for the Annual Poster Contest.
Let's get started.
"I can still feel that leap of enthusiasm, and real joy, at the prospect
of finally getting out to the beach, and running around. But probably
the most important thing, to me, aside from just the freedom of it and
the power of it, was the kind of creatures that you could see along the
beach, that you can't find anywhere else." That child's fascination with the crabs she found scurrying in the
sand,was the beginning of a remarkable career in marine science. Today,
Sylvia Earle is the best-known woman marine scientist on the planet.
Among other accomplishments, she has walked untethered on the sea floor
at a lower depth than any other human being. Read more