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Giant Traveling Map of Pacific Ocean Available to State’s Students

November 7, 2013
Maui Weekly

Hawai'i students have the opportunity to dive into the wonders of the Pacific Ocean using one of the world's largest maps of the world's largest ocean. The map, measuring 26 feet by 35 feet, will provide student explorers with a fun, interactive experience through rich content and exciting activities that enliven the study of geography. The map is on loan through Dec. 20.

The map will introduce students to some of the unexpected geography at the bottom of the Pacific--from the deepest place on Earth, the Mariana Trench, to the world's tallest mountain, Hawai'i Island's Mauna Kea, which has its base on the ocean floor.

Students will experience the Pacific as a living entity with active volcanoes giving birth to new islands; deep-sea vents supporting new life forms; phytoplankton blooms providing over half of the planet's fresh air; the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world; as well as the Pacific Garbage Patch, where they learn about human impacts on ocean health.

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Hawai‘i students have the opportunity to dive into the wonders of the Pacific Ocean using one of the world’s largest maps of the world’s largest ocean.

Teachers are also provided with a set of fun, content-rich activities to help students interact with the map.

For more information and to sign up for the Giant Traveling Map, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/GiantMap2013 or email isla@medb.org.

 
 

 

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