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Cultural Connections with STEM Outreach

July 28, 2013

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I recently had the opportunity to present at a STEM Institute for high school students. What made this unique was it was for CAMP, the College Assistance Migrant Program at Sacramento State University. That meant that all students are Migrant students, a federal definition for families that move with the crop-harvesting seasons. Without over-generalizing, that […]

Y U NO Environmental Meme?

June 20, 2013

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I was excited to receive an invitation by Earth Team to do a workshop for their annual LEAF conference. The target for the conference is to provide middle school and high school students opportunities for the development of leadership skills for environmental change. I always appreciate the opportunity to work with students in this age […]

Communicate Like an Interpretive Ranger

May 7, 2013

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How Can You Communicate Like an Interpretive Ranger? What are the ways that communicating like an interpretive ranger can help with our education outreach and communication? During a California Mini-Corps Outdoor Education Program training, our group had the wonderful opportunity to listen and learn from head interpretative rangers at Yosemite National Park. As we walked […]

Arrogance of Expertise

April 19, 2013

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In dealing with communication, teaching, and just about any type of information sharing, I think about the idea of the “arrogance of expertise” to frame how we communicate what we know to others that may not be as familiar with the subject and process we are talking about. We all develop some of sort of […]

STEMming Thoughts

April 19, 2013

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  STEM is “in”, and has been, for some time. With a vision of making students more competitive in a 21st century global community, the call has been out to push students to make more progress in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It is now hard to turn to any education corner without seeing […]

“Fixing” Education

April 2, 2013

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My 7-Point Rant for Education Some time ago I had a good conversation with someone who was wondering how we can fix our current (2012) education system, particularly in California. It made me think whether I had any “ready answers”, if I could reasonably string along my thoughts to make sense, or what proposal I […]