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Treasure Valley Water Atlas | Idaho Science Journal

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Boise and the Treasure Valley are rich in water resources, but with urban populations exploding and as climate change disrupts traditional patterns, the area’s water future is uncertain. Scientists at Boise State University have developed the Treasure Valley Water Atlas to help us understand where our water comes from, how we currently use it and the challenges ahead.

West Virginia | Three Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New

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3 Rivers: the Bluestone, Gauley, and New documents the economic, social, and political impact of the rivers on Southern and Central West Virginia.  Included in Teachers Resources is a cross-curricular unit which addresses the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives for 8th grade West Virginia Studies.  The video is divided into 4 chapters: Introduction, Bluestone, Gauley, and New.  Curriculum is available under the Resource tab by the content area.

Portneuf's Future? | Idaho Science Journal

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Reporter Kris Millgate looks at the state of the Portneuf River. This 120-mile river runs free for much of its journey, but it is shunted through a cement chute within Pocatello. Idaho State University scientists are investigating how to restore this natural resource and still balance the needs of flood control and agricultural concerns.

Eagles & Off-Roaders | Idaho Science Journal

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Off-highway vehicle activity has increased on Bureau of Land Management lands nationwide, and specifically in southwestern Idaho. That may be bad news for the golden eagles. Reporter Joan Cartan-Hansen goes along with scientists from Boise State University as they study how human disturbances are impacting these amazing birds and what can be done to find a balance between people’s desire to get into the back country and the needs of the birds. 

Disappearing Farm Land: Part Two | Idaho Science Journal

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How do Treasure Valley residents feel about farm land disappearing from their communities? Researchers at Boise State asked. They hope to help policy makers find ways to preserve farm land. County officials and growers have some ideas, but it will take money and the will to change public policy to save the Treasure Valley’s disappearing farm land.

Reindeer Castration | EARTH A New Wild

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The Sami, indigenous to Scandinavia, have practiced the husbandry of reindeer for hundreds of years. Currently, reindeer herding is illegal to anyone not of Sami descent. In this video, see a demonstration of the traditional method of reindeer castration passed down in the Sami culture for generations. Discretion is advised in viewing this content due to the mature nature of the scene.

Appalachian Plateau | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Appalachian Plateau region of Georgia, including how it was formed, its climate, wildlife, location, and industry.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here.

Blue Ridge Mountains | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Georgia, including how it was formed, its climate, wildlife, location, and industry.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here

Stone Mountain | Physical Features of Georgia

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Learn about Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite east of the Mississippi River.

Piedmont Region | Regions of Georgia

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Explore the Piedmont region of Georgia, including the region's major cities, climate, physical features, and the various plants and animals that call it home.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here.

Valley and Ridge | Regions of Georgia

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Learn about the Valley and Ridge region of Georgia, including how it was formed, its climate, wildlife, location, and industry.

This video is a part of GPB Education’s Regions of Georgia virtual field trip, which you can view here

Barrier Islands | Physical Features of Georgia

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Learn about Georgia’s barrier islands and the role they played in early America as well as how they protect the mainland against storms. 

Fall Line | Physical Features of Georgia

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Learn about Georgia’s Fall Line, a natural barrier that separates the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions. 

Know Ohio | Great Lakes Plains

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The Great Lakes Plains is one of four major land regions in Ohio. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, it is home to Ohio’s largest ports in Cleveland and Toledo which draw international shipping and trading. Conversely, the flat land created by glaciers in the Ice Age provides for outstanding agriculture.

Know Ohio | Ohio's Till Plains

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The Till Plains region of Ohio is the state’s top place to grow crops because of its outstanding soil quality. During the Ice Age, glaciers retreated north toward Lake Erie and left behind sill. Sill is a mixture of sand, clay, and small rocks great for growing corn, soybeans, and grain.

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