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Sharpen Your Skills:

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Realm of Place

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Practice acknowledging Earth's realm of place; strive to make it part of being outside. This bead gives you an easy way to remember that you're someplace unique on a spinning and orbiting, nearly spherical planet.  Make it a habit and feel more connected with Nature.

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Sense place: feel the sunlight's warmth on your cheek, watch the moon track across the sky, note how long daylight lasts, and where the sun sets on the horizon. This bead reminds you to directly experience the Realm of Place and its stories through your senses.

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Focus on place's science-based stories of sun energy, of sky passages, and of seasonal changes. This bead will help you keep them in the back of your mind to frame your experiences of place and fit them into Earth's big narratives.

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Learn just enough about place to turn your experiences into interactive discovery with growing insight over time. This bead sets you up for a cycle of sensing, wondering, and learning that originates with basic knowledge of how place shapes the sun's daily arc and the nightly parade of stars and planets, and how it impacts sun angle and solar energy. These apps will help:

Web App Suncalc: the sun's annual zone of travel and daily path through the sky by location, sunrise and sunset times

Web App Mooncalc: the moon's phase and path through the sky by location, moonrise and moonset times

Apple / Android App Sky Tonight: star finder including constellations and planetary movements by location

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