Oregon has a long history of turning kids on to to their world through taking them for a week of hands-on science education, in the woods, while they are in 5th or 6th grade. Yeah, sure, they learn about soil and water, trees and animals but… they also learn a heck of lot about themselves. […]
In April I was invited to speak at TedXPortland, under the theme of Wonderland. I spoke of the need for people to be critical rather than magical thinkers and how best to do this as a society is to take our kids out of the classroom and into the natural world–Outdoor School for All. Enjoy.
Exciting peer-reviewed research findings just published by PLOS ONE “Estimating the Size and Impact of the Ecological Restoration Economy” by BenDor et al., provide a solid view inside the sector and dispel the notion promoted by some that environmental programs stymie business. Presently Source: Ecological Restoration – Now $25 Billion in U.S.
“You have not fully expressed your power as a voter until you have a scientific literacy in topics that matter for future political issues. This requires a level, a base level of science literacy that I don’t think we have achieved yet.”
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