Get ’em outside

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!


ncli.jpgSee also here to get involved. The US House of Representatives’ Education and Labor Committee is currently considering the No Child Left Behind Act (summary of the Act here, complete text here), which would promote environmental literacy and education integrated into an environmental context (as shown in the video).  Write your Congressperson and help raise the next generation of Natural Patriots!

About Emmett Duffy

I am a Natural Patriot and an ecologist with expertise in biodiversity and its importance to human society. My day job is Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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3 Responses to Get ’em outside

  1. nunatak says:

    Best thing I’ve seen all month. Thank you for that.

  2. Emmett Duffy says:

    Thanks Nunatak. And kudos on the Beagle project — what a great idea. I look forward to following her progress!

  3. Sounds like a good plan to get children outside more, but the No Child Left Behind Act itself is responsible for a lot of the education problems we now have in our country. I have a daughter who is at the top of the class. She comes home bored every day because they teach her things she already knows. Their solution: she gets a special day each week to use her mind. The rest of the week she sits in class while the other kids catch up.