Saturday, April 22, 2017

Adopt The Planet

Adopt the Planet is this year's Earth Day project by NASA. And it is a fun one. The goal of the project is to get the entire planet adopted by today April 22nd.

If you go to the site you will see a page where you can adopt a piece of land. Keep in mind you don't really own the land. It's just a spot they pick out. The land I adopted was somewhere in Brazil or Bolivia. It doesn't really give you the name, but it does give you the coordinates. So when I have more time, I'll see exactly where it is.

The page gives you information about the topography, in the area. It's pretty cool. And you can see satellite images of the areas. It takes some exploration of the site to understand what you are looking at. And you will also need to do some research outside of their site to be really knowledgeable about the maps. But the project gave me the opportunity to look at another area of the world and think about what is going on in that area.

So it's fun. And since Earth Day is today, this is a great way for you to find out a little bit more about how the world.

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