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Tar sands?


Dil-bit. Tar sands. Do these words mean anything to you? They didn’t to me until a few months ago. Tar sand, called “bitumen”, is sandy earth that has oil mixed in with it. It’s about the consistency of cold molasses. There is a huge field of tar sand in Alberta, Canada. The field is 54,000 […]

mapping ideas


I’ve always been drawn to maps. They are full of strange shapes and colors and represent distant places or maybe the back yard. We’ve had lots of fun looking at Google Maps. The ability to zoom in and out provides a certain kind of magic. Have you ever drawn a map of your day? Or […]