Vikings and Nature

By , January 26, 2020 7:26 pm


What do these animals have in common?

reindeer, gannet, orca, Arctic fox, walrus, seal, eider duck, storm petrel, sea otters, gyr falcon

As the Vikings made the journey from their Scandinavian homelands they came into contact with forms of nature that they hunted and made use of, not always killing animals.

As they made their way from 800 t0 1000 CE, jump by jump, across the North Atlantic – Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Vinland (Newfoundland) – they learned from nature, profited from it for trade purposes, and survived because of it.

Walrus tusk ivory from

We don’t usually think of the Vikings as doing anything other than raiding. Natural history reminds us that humans cannot survive without nature. PBS’ long-running program Nature does an excellent job of reinforcing this timely truth.

Inside NATURE: Making of Wild Ways of the Vikings (6 mins)

Reindeer cyclone – incredible to watch!



By , January 26, 2020 9:42 am

Picard is back. We had a life-sized cardboard cutout of the captain in our family room in the 1990s.


Thank you, Val, for getting us the channel so we could watch it. So excited to see where it goes.

Last Day of Class

By , January 21, 2020 8:41 am

We had some fun times – the trial was the best memory for me. Never made it to pizza. Best of luck, everyone.

Ms. G


Studying For Exams

By , January 6, 2020 4:19 pm

Try out some of these methods. They are scientifically proven to work.

Studying for Exams Jan_2020

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