April 8, 2020

Virtual field trips continued: Fighting your four walls with more walls

Posted by larryohanlon

By Larry O’Hanlon

If you’re beginning to feel like the walls are closing in, you’re not alone. Not by a long shot. I realize that pictures of wide open spaces on a screen can only do so much to relieve feelings of being boxed in. In fact, they could even backfire by making you yearn all the more for wide horizons.

So I’m trying a different tack this week with our continuing series on virtual field trips from the AGU Blogosphere archives. Imagine those walls are made of something else. How about some really amazing slot canyon walls, or walls of deep-sea or Arctic darkness? Even the walls of a convention center, for crying out loud. Anything but these darned walls I’m looking at right now!

I hope you enjoy these four mental breaks. We’ll be back with more next week. Until then, please tweet out your #virtualfieldtrip and tag us @theAGU.


Virtual field trip: East Arm Morant River, St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica (pics & video) , by Philip Prince, 8 April 2020



New deep-ocean videos and an artist-at-sea report , by Thom Hoffman and Gideon Gerlt, 4 April 2019


Postcards from a frozen icebreaker – Part 14 , by Matthew Shupe, 27 November 2019



Cartooning the AGU Fall Meeting, by Miles Traer, 17 December 2015

Larry O’Hanlon is a freelance science writer in New Mexico. He manages the AGU Blogosphere from a tiny desk in a very small closet in his home.