Project Learning Tree to grow stewardship, student by student

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Project Learning Tree  is a program of the American Forest Foundation that uses the forest as a window on the world, engaging the next generation of America’s thought-leaders and decision makers.

A recent analysis by the National Center for Education Statistics determined that American students lag behind their international counterparts in science and math.  Studies consistently show that when integrated into the core curricula or used as an integrating theme across the curriculum, environmental education increases student engagement in learning, improves student achievement and raises test scores.

Find out more at the link Who We Are.

 

 

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My own personal news column

November 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am beginning to understand the value of the blog. It is the tech version of the journal, right? Wrong.

If this were a journal, I would be tucking it back on my bedside stand, never to be seen by anyone. OK, maybe I would show my wife, but that’s it.

A blog is more like a personal newspaper, which is why I have rewritten this comment at least a dozen times. Frankly, I can’t just think up a story; I have to research and write like a journalist. That’s not easy!

Fortunately, it is not the Associated Press, or Reuters (both sources that I follow daily). This is just little ol’ me, trying to stay current and relevant in an age of tech independence and freedom. What is amazing to me is that this tech curve has been as steep in my lifetime as it was in my grandmother’s (who remembers the first time she heard a radio broadcast).

Some subjects I will be addressing in this blog include: communication, relationship building, training and development, organizational change, sustainability, pedagogy, andragogy, leisure, recreation, play, environmental justice, leadership, parenting, music, experiential education, and adventure sports.

If you have a recommendation for me to cover a story, I would love the opportunity to practice my journalism skills. Send me a message.

Blogging Virgin

August 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

This will be my first voyage into the blogosphere, as the kids call it these days.

I am very comfortable with writing, less so with publishing, especially in colloquial, loose, gabby format. However, I think that this may just be the way of the future, and a ray of hope for writers.

I am an avid user of social media. Some of my favorite activities include perusing Pulse on the iPhone while riding the RT to and from work. About 10 minutes is enough to get a feel for the news of the day. I try to verify as I dig through workday drudgery as well, to stay as current as I can on the items of import.

If you know me, you know that I am never short for words, and sometimes to a fault. Blah, Blah, BLOG…this could be a bad thing for my health!

Oh, well, until next time…