Kids Talk Radio Science is exploring the the country of Cabo Verde. We will be visiting a live volcano on the Island of Fogo and will be posting a series of photo essays for our Occupy Mars Geology Team in Los Angeles, California. Our XQ Super School member Angelo Barbosa will be hosting the science expedition. The first three photos were taken by Angelo Barbosa.
Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture and morna music. Its many beaches are jumping-off points for windsports and diving among shipwrecks. Its largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia, and the old capital, Cidade Velha, with its clifftop fortress.
Official language: Portuguese
Today we are spending time in a Cape Verdean library where you can read books but you cannot take the book home with you. Former president Pires has given me two books that I can take with me to the USA. He wants me to learn as much about the history of this country and how they won their independence from the Portuguese government. The building behind me is where their are three tiny stones from the moon that was given to the Cape Verdean Government by President Jimmy Carter of the USA.
All photos have been taken by Dr. Angelo Barbosa.