EarthView A Huge Success at UMF

On Friday, October 19th, Bridgewater State Universities EarthView payed a visit to the University of Maine at Farmington. This inflatable globe, which is about 22 feet in diameter and two stories tall, is an interactive globe that kids can see from both outside and inside of the globe. Located in Dearborn Gymnasium for the day, over 300 students (both college and elementary), teachers, professors, and the public came into the gym to check out the magnificent globe.

As children entered the gym in about 30 minute intervals all day, it was great to see all of their faces light up in amazement as the huge globe stood right in front of them.

As the children entered the globe, their whole world was turned upside down (actually it was just flipped East to West). The globe was actually hand painted, so once inside you could see the immense detail that was put into it. Other than Antarctica, which is the floor, the rest of the planet is visible once inside. 
All in all, Eathview was a huge success for everyone who came out to see such a unique view of the world that we live in. A special thanks goes out to the Bridgewater State students and professors that woke up at the crack of dawn to drive up to Farmington for the weekend to bring up the globe and to participate in the NESTVAL conference! 

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The mission of the Maine Geographic Alliance is to expand and improve geographic education from Pre-Kindergarten through University by assisting educators with high-quality geographic materials, lessons, and workshops for implementing Maine's learning results. 



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