Tag Archives: Biology

Last Child in the Woods

Unit 1: Getting our bearings. Length: 1 day. Watch two videos about Richard Louv, learn about his book and the impact of his ideas on science education. Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit … Continue reading

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Getting started – Biology

In 2011-12 we’re going to adopt a nature study approach to biology! We’ll meet on Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept 12. Occasionally, we’ll fall back to either Friday morning or Saturday morning, particularly when there are field trips. I’d … Continue reading

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Evangelicals and Evolutionary Creation

This Darwin 2009 video (m4v, mp4, download) explains that the OU History of Science Collections is one of the handful of places in the world where one may view a complete set of first editions of the works of Charles … Continue reading

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Melville and Mortality

“Call me Ishmael” is not how Moby Dick begins. Rather, the work opens with a scene of dusty old books, pervaded by a sense of mortality, followed by extracts “toward a Cetacean taxonomy” supplied by a “sub-sub-Librarian.” As a curator … Continue reading

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For a friend who has lost an animal companion

I wrote the following email in 2006 to a family who were devastated by the loss of a beloved dog. I have changed the original recipient’s name to K, and the name of the dog to B. Subject: not without … Continue reading

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