I just finished reading a fascinating book called “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder”. It’s a clever title for a wonderful and informative book. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the interaction between children and nature. (I guess that’s anyone reading this.)
There is a chapter in the book on the Nature Education Movement. This movement highlights the urgent need to incorporate nature-based knowledge into the curriculum. Suddenly, I was reading about the genesis of the TIC program!
Back then (1999), one school tried to recreate a trout stream in the classroom, complete with chiller, plants and macroinvertebrates. Has anyone else tried to add plants or other fauna? Have you been successful?
Sheryl Bergman, St. Rose High School, Belmar