Posts by Karin Kirk

Karin Kirk

Karin Kirk is a freelance writer and educational curriculum developer. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology and has taught undergraduate geology, environmental science and climate change in both face-to-face and online courses. Prior to joining the Visionlearning team, she worked for the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College where she was part of several educational projects focused on improving undergraduate science education. In the winter months, she continues her passion for education in her role as a ski instructor at Montana’s rugged Bridger Bowl ski area.

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Space Shuttle photograph of Greenland, March 1992, showing winter snow and ice cover and a highly reflective surface. Image courtesy of NASA.

February 21, 2014

Reflections on the Arctic Climate

The world takes on a brilliant, luminous quality on a sunny snow-covered day. Light seems to emanate from every direction and it’s almost painful to be outside without sunglasses. That’s because snow reflects most of the...

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December 12, 2013

Geology in your Kitchen: The Mystery of Super White

Any geologist will tell you, “geology is all around us.” One unlikely place that this is especially true is on your kitchen countertop. Once strictly the domain of luxury kitchens, natural stone countertops are becoming more...