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Gorilla

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I have always been fascinated by local nature and wildlife. My love of all things living and for learning has developed into my passion for teaching science. In college I studied biology and environmental science spending hours upon hours every week working out in the field and in the lab. I am forever grateful for those opportunities. After college I pursued education so that in turn I could help children explore the world around them. To be a student of science is to be a lifelong learner in our ever changing world.

 

 

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. -John Fowles 1926-2005 Literary teacher and author

 

Science today has become a national and global focus on how we can protect our natural resources and maintain a stable planet for our future generations.  The first step is encouraging children to make strong emotional and physical connections to their local environment. Thanks to author Richard Louv there has been an initiative towards reintroducing children to nature called “No Child Left Inside.” The Connecticut DEP (http://www.nochildleftinside.org/) has adopted this program.  Please explore this website—there are great events planned throughout the year.

 

Within the space of a few decades, the way children understand and experience nature has changed radically. The polarity of the relationship has reversed. Today, kids are aware of the global threats to the environment—but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature, is fading. -Excerpt taken from Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, http://richardlouv.com/