Category Archives: Education

Our one minute and 54 seconds seconds of fame

OK, fame would be overstating it, even on a local level. But we did get air. At any rate, Check out last night’s green energy link on WVEC-TV 13. Now it’s looking forward to actually doing the work . . … Continue reading

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Pollen-nation

No, I’m not talking about hay fever. This just in: National Pollinator Week is coming up (21-27 June), and I just ran across this great website that offers free downloadable guides to improving habitat for these essential animals in your … Continue reading

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Nature is hiring

[Editor's note: Following is Paul Hawken's recent commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of Portland. It is so inspiring, so filled with poetry and wisdom, and so dead on the mark that I feel compelled to reproduce … Continue reading

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Grading the presidential candidates in science

In the last few months we have learned a lot about John McCain’s heroic service and travails as a prisoner of war, about Barack Obama’s history on the streets of Chicago, and we are beginning to learn — with some … Continue reading

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Arise patriots: Leave no child inside!

Alright, all you people who have been fondly recalling your idyllic childhoods lying in old fields, catching lightning bugs, plunging into the swimming hole, and chucking rotten apples at each other in the old orchard, and lamenting that kids nowadays … Continue reading

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The silent world

A few months ago I happened to pick up a copy of Jacques Cousteau’s classic first book, The Silent World, less from a burning desire to read it than for the mysterious and evocative cover photo, and out of a … Continue reading

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Herbert S. Zim: Natural Patriot

Over the last few weeks, while piddling around the project site (i.e., yard), pulling weeds, attempting to ferret out the invaders from the natives, puzzling over bugs, and pondering where I might site a small pond (and how to sell … Continue reading

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Live from EarthFest 2008

OK, not exactly live – It’s a day after the fact.  But who would have paid attention if this read: Yesterday from EarthFest! Yesterday I participated in EarthFest 2008, sponsored jointly by NASA Langley and Christopher Newport University here in Tidewater, … Continue reading

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Get ‘em outside

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  See 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 … Continue reading

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Got dirt?

[Editor's note: This just in -- and in time for Earth Day (barely). I reprint below an extract from the new, second edition of Richard Louv's classic and inspirational book, Last Child in the Woods.  The new edition is expanded … Continue reading

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