Tag: education

Americans: still not reading books

I really wanted my first post after Turkeyday to be happier, but this is so important, I wanted to mention it. I’m a compulsive reader. I’ll read an instruction manual if I’m stuck somewhere without […]

Things I learned at the Field Museum

I got to got to the Field Museum in Chicago last week, and it was a blast! (Despite riding in a van with a woman who baby talked–*shudder*) First, we saw the Darwin Exhibit, on […]

Children and gardening

A new report by the Cornell Garden Based Learning program: “Researchers have discovered the secrets to enhancing youth participation in school and community-based garden programs. A three-year study entitled “Greener Voices” proves that children will […]

Public Health Webinars!

I’m always interested in new educational resources, and I found a treasure trove of stuff at the Alabama Department of Public Health Training Network’s On Demand Webcasts. One I especially liked: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and […]

We’re taking our math and going home in a huff

Well, this is just silly: U.S. Says No to Next Global Test of Advanced Math, Science Students “In 1995, the United States lagged behind most of the world on a test of advanced mathematics and […]

Academia is a Cult

One of the workshops I’m most commonly asked to give at my university is usually called “Alternative Careers in Science.” I don’t give it that name myself–it’s what the group inviting me, or the program […]