Pop Quiz: Brazil

Brazil is one of the world’s largest emerging economies and ranks in the top ten most populous countries in the world. It has the longest coastline in South America and one of its major cities, Rio de Janeiro, will host this year’s Summer Olympics. Did you know that Brazil has traditionally been a net recipient of immigrants with the southeast being the prime destination? Or, that since the 1960s Brazil has experienced a rapid fertility decline?

Celebrate bees, birds, and beetles, it’s National Pollinator Week!

Pollinators around the globe are facing a grim future as a key component of global biodiversity. This is not only bad news for pollinators and other animals, but also for humans due to the risks it poses to the global food supply. Because of this, in 2008, the U.S. Senate designated this very week as National Pollinator Week to emphasize the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations and its impact.

Who are the pollinators and why are they so important?

Under the Surface: Lessons to teach about water resources and SDG 6

Thirsty for more SDG lesson plans as summer fast approaches? This blog post will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 6, and two lessons that address water use and management in the face of our growing population.

SDG 6 states that all participating nations will ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Today’s lessons Water, Water Everywhere, and Who Polluted the Potomac? spotlight water availability and use on our blue planet. Read on for more information!