Friday, June 18, 2010

Could The Mighty Mississippi Fight The Gulf Oil Spill?

Shifting some of the Mississippi River's flow from its southernmost branch, the Atchafalaya River, to the main river body could create a strong current of fresh water that would act as a barrier against the oil. This invisible boom of sorts would keep the oil out of sensitive marshes for several weeks, according to the National Audubon Society.

Do you have any clever ideas to alleviate the environmental damage being done by the oil spill?

Friday, June 11, 2010

World marks marine pioneer Jacques Cousteau's 100th birthday

Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, who captured the earliest images of life deep beneath the sea, would have turned 100 years old June 11.

Sailing around the world on his iconic ship Calypso, Cousteau captivated audiences as he explored the unknown ocean and inspired future generations of ocean explorers.

Although Cousteau died in 1997, the anniversary of his birth attracted worldwide attention and served as a reminded the importance of protecting our world’s oceans—an especially important message in the wake of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, June 7, 2010

And They're Off!

Discovery Student Adventures’ 2010 travel season arrives.
Costa Rica, here they come! Our first group of travelers is jetting away on June 8 for an action-packed eight-day adventure in paradise. And one thing’s for certain: their whirlwind journey will not offer much down time! We’ll keep our students and teachers on their toes as they rappel down a stunning waterfall, fly through the jungle on a zip line, visit with a primitive Bribri tribe in the rainforest, explore a spectacular wildlife refuge, and a whole lot more!

Bring the adventure to life! Follow our 2010 Travel Blog as our travelers experience life-altering journeys. You’ll get daily accounts of their activities, thrilling pictures and awe-inspiring videos. And remember, we’ll have EVERY Discovery Student Adventure covered.

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