A Simple Way to Improve Earth Science Education

In the last week or so, several science bloggers have highlighted earth science projects from teachers on Donor’s Choose. Many of those projects (aimed at providing classroom materials and outdoor opportunities for elementary school children) have been fully funded, but a few are still a little short on their goals. I encourage all of my…

You Want To Gamble Away What?!

That’s a pretty decent view, don’t you think? This is the view of the western Columbia River Gorge from the summit of Wind Mountain. Here the Columbia meanders between the towns of Cascade Locks, Oregon (on the left) and Stevenson, Washington (on the right). It’s a beautiful scene in spite of all of the human…