How one conservationist is sparking a 'young revolution' in Indonesia. We meet Pungky Nanda Pratama in the village of Karang Panggung in the Musi Rawas regency of South Sumatra.
As the Education Coordinator for the NGO Animals Indonesia, we soon learn that his job comes at a price: wherever he goes in the surrounding villages, the children never leave him alone. Pungky and his team, Pradipta Banu and Rifanti Diana Lutfi, are teaching environmental education to five elementary schools in the surrounding villages.
The aim is to counter some of the destructive practices that threaten the health of Kerinci Seblat National Park — the largest park on the island of Sumatra, with the highest population of tigers. Farewell, America - BillMoyers.com. The sun sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. Nature Is Speaking: Mother Nature. What If Animals Treated Us The Way We Treat Them? What would life be like if animals treated us the same way we treat them?
How climate change is like street harassment. The Power of Imagination. John William Waterhouse’s painting “Miranda—The Tempest.”
Those in the premodern world who hoarded possessions and refused to redistribute supplies and food, who turned their backs on the weak and the sick, who lived exclusively for hedonism and their own power, were despised. Those in modern society who are shunned as odd, neurotic or eccentric, who are disconnected from the prosaic world of objective phenomena and fact, would have been valued in premodern cultures for their ability to see what others could not see. Dreams and visions—considered ways to connect with the wisdom of ancestors—were integral to existence in distant times. Property was communal then. Tucker_Grim_Interview.pdf. Don’t hate the player: How fun and games can encourage sustainable choices. On some level, most of us are in the business of behavior change — whether we’re trying to lose a few pounds ourselves or whether we’re promoting energy efficiency.
It goes without saying that habits are hard to break, even when someone has gone out of their way to make the better choice fairly easy. As communications guru Andy Goodman points out in his “free-range thinking” column [PDF] this month, most of us opt for the escalator instead of the stairway. Highway speed trap cameras do little to reduce speeding. And handy garbage cans in public places haven’t stopped littering. So, it seems guilt trips and even real penalties don’t always do the trick. Jane Goodall Opens Up About Where Science Has Gone Wrong.
What Students Remember Most About Teachers. Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,
10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing. Rainbow Community School earns highest recognition as NC Green School of Excellence. Here’s the press release from Rainbow Community School: Asheville, NC – April 29, 2014- Six North Carolina schools received NC Green School awards this year in recognition of the schools’ environmental leadership and engagement in sustainability activities.
Rainbow Community School is the first school to earn the highest recognition as a NC Green School of Excellence. Rainbow’s Director Renee Owen commented, “We are very honored. Rainbow Community School is committed to nurturing children so that they grow and thrive in a sustainable world with an appreciation for the planet in which they live. Green work is such a vibrant aspect our program, and it is exciting to see the NC Green Schools program shining a light on it. NC Green Schools evolved from Reading Riding Retrofit, a program created to help reduce energy costs, support environmental education and encourage sustainability practices within the public schools in Buncombe County.
The art of science: Stunning, psychedelic images from Fabian Oefner. In his TEDGlobal 2013 talk, Fabian Oefner shares breathtaking images at the nexus of art and science, which beautifully capture unique moments of physical and chemical drama.
Formally trained in art and design, Oefner says that he has always been interested in science. Though he can’t pinpoint the exact moment when he became interested in pairing his two loves, he views both pursuits as inextricably linked by a crucial bond: “The most important quality of science or art is curiosity,” Oefner tells TED. “That’s what keeps me going and always finding something new.” Marbelous No. 05 (2013) A Guide to Hunting for Morel Mushrooms - Organic Gardening. This guide to hunting for morel mushrooms will help you find these delicious gourmet treats.
Mushroom hunting can be a wonderful, healthy outdoor experience to share with family and friends. But the thrill of the hunt is only half the enjoyment. Its deliciously earthy, nutty, steak-like flavor makes the morel mushroom the No. 1 target of wild mushroom hunters across North America. The two dozen choicest wild mushrooms on this continent have a range of flavors — light, sweet apricot (chanterelle), eggplant (puffball), meat like (several) — but the morel is king. Thousands of people scour fields and forests annually in North America in search of morels. Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview. Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life. Republished from deep-ecology-hub.com By Deep Ecology Hub The Great Forgetting refers to the wealth of knowledge that our culture lost when we adopted our new civilized lifestyle.
The knowledge that allowed indigenous cultures to survive, the knowledge that we had once also been tribal and the understanding that we were but one mere culture of thousands. Types of Lever - Simple Machines for Kids! There are three different kinds of levers. Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye – the same old false choice. Today's entry was written by Deborah Haarsma. You can read more about what we believe here. The internet is buzzing with news about the upcoming debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye. If you haven’t heard, the prominent Young Earth Creationist is hosting the Science Guy at the Creation Museum on February 4th to debate “Is creation a viable model for origins?” The Hard-Won Lessons of the Solitary Years. Photo. Bill Nye wants to wage war on anti-science politics and save the planet from asteroids. William Sanford Nye (his friends call him “Bill”) made his first mark on history while sitting in a college classroom in 1976. It was just another day at Cornell University for Nye as an energetic, Ultimate Frisbee-playing undergraduate student.
Forest Kindergartens: Where Mother Nature is the Teacher in an Outdoor Classroom. Email. Red Sky at Night: The Science of Sunsets. On a recent autumn night here in Washington, D.C., the sun seemed to personify a Dylan Thomas poem: Do not go gentle into that good night ... Blog In the News: Four in five children are not ‘connected to nature’ - Large numbers of British children are missing out on engaging with nature, according to a new study. Red squirrel First of its kind. The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts. THE “EXTINCTION OF EXPERIENCE” — Is Education Dumping Reality? By Richard Louv on September 9th, 2013 This morning’s New York Times carried an excellent op-ed by Aaron Hirsh about the need to connect education to real world experiences.
S top 10 tips for super stargazers. Stargazing is for everybody. It’s for people who like seeing themselves as part of a bigger picture … people with a sense of wonder … people who just like being outside at night. Maybe that’s you. You won't believe what fuels this car. Jeff Bliss Rant Against Lazy High School Teacher. TED Talks Education.