Why studying a map before traveling is a good idea.
The YardMap Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both people concerned with their local environments and professional scientists. The program is housed at the Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, New York. We collect data by asking individuals across the country to draw maps of their backyards, parks, farms, favorite birding locations, schools, and gardens.
I learned to love the Earth while studying a globe, now I can see it all on Google maps.
Mark fenced in a new chicken pasture in the hot sun, an experience that was made possible by his homemade solar fan hat. Meanwhile, I played with scythes and bees and maps.
Use old maps to wallpaper a room, shade a window, create a scrapbook, and other useful household crafts.
We’d like to hear more about your experiences with green power. Is it available where you live? How does the price compare to what you would otherwise pay for electricity? Why have you — or haven’t you — chosen this option?
It’s a lot of fun to explore Google Earth, and you can find plenty of good information on environmental topics.