Indigenous people around the world are being especially impacted by Covid-19. The Navajo Nation in the western United States has reported 5,533 cases to date, and an infection rate five times that of the US average nationally. In Brazil, at least 332 Covid-19 deaths and 7,208 cases have been reported
The Smithsonian has recently launched its wonderful 3D Digitization initiative, creating open access 3D resources for a selection of its vast collections. I couldn’t resist having a rummage and choosing a few objects to inspire stories on The Earth Museum! Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at
On my virtual travels this week, I have been pondering the value of geography in education. As an example, the national curriculum in England programme of study for Geography describes as its purpose ‘a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its
World Heritage Sites are flagship attractions in the tourism industries of many countries. Visitor numbers are massively impacted by the current pandemic, with many closed to the public temporarily and hit by the dramatic decrease in international and domestic travel. Covid-19 is costing both lives and livelihoods across the world.
Find a few minutes in your day to explore the world, where each destination on the map introduces a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transport yourself beyond the confines of your home to ‘visit’ people and places across the global community. Click the active link from each place name. My
There are 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of today across the world. From the Saunders and Erebus volcanoes in Antarctica to Klyuschevskoy in Russia and Popocatepeti in Mexico. Living with volcanoes is an everyday part of people’s existence in many global communities, and our museums contain artefacts and archives
Almost 2 months in to our trip around UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, and I am constantly amazed at the fascinating insights into the world histories being discovered. From the delicate and ancient remains of marine animals at Chengjiang in China to the overgrown remains of majestic ancient temple cities in
Continuing our exploration of World Heritage Sites, visiting one new site everyday during this time of pandemic. Reminding ourselves of the beauty and diversity of the planet on which we all live, and the rich tapestry of communities that share this world. Discover the fiery nature of Mount Etna, the