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School Environmental Program Takes Flight

Assistant Professor Ann Rivet believes science takes a backseat in classrooms because of the emphasis on reading, writing, and math.

Assistant professor Ann Rivet believes science takes a backseat in classrooms because of the emphasis on reading, writing, and math. "It's frustrating for me because science is one of those natural places that brings together reading and writing and math," said Rivet who teaches in the College's science education program.  The Audubon Society hopes to change that with its "For the Birds!" program.  The program is designed for elementary schoolchildren, many who otherwise learn about wildlife mostly through media like television and computer games. 

The article, entitled "Keeping Nature in the Classroom," appeared in the March 15 edition of Columbia News Service.

Published Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005

School Environmental Program Takes Flight

Assistant professor Ann Rivet believes science takes a backseat in classrooms because of the emphasis on reading, writing, and math. "It's frustrating for me because science is one of those natural places that brings together reading and writing and math," said Rivet who teaches in the College's science education program.  The Audubon Society hopes to change that with its "For the Birds!" program.  The program is designed for elementary schoolchildren, many who otherwise learn about wildlife mostly through media like television and computer games. 

The article, entitled "Keeping Nature in the Classroom," appeared in the March 15 edition of Columbia News Service.

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