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And so the journey begins......


In the words of Steve Martin "I am a wild and crazy guy"!  I am a recovering wildlife biologist who was suffering at the hands of the all powerful "Man".  My family life was tough, my finances were tougher.  And so I did the one thing I could think of to remedy the situation.  I quit my job as a biologist lackey and joined the ranks of substitute teachers.  Not only did the money not flow like a raging river like I expected, but I found a real gap in the science education of our children. 

I started a small business where I began to develop a new approach to teaching science.  It was a hands-on project-based method of instruction that greatly increased kids mental abilities creating geniuses literally overnight!  But as is the case with all magic pills, no one can afford it.

There comes a time in every mans life when he begins to evaluate the color of his socks and how he was going to pay for those socks.  That's when I met Jim Proctor of Alder Creek Community Forest.  He had a job opening with his nonprofit organization that sounded really enticing.  It was doing exactly what I wanted to do: Wear crazy socks!  But it also was a way for me to connect with teachers and students and teach them how to learn outside!  How perfect!

Once I began training, I learned more about this thing called Globe.  I had heard of it before but didn't know much about it.  I was halfway expecting it to be an international organization of aging men with angry cats trying to rule the world.  "I'll get you Inspector Gadget if it's the last thing I do!"  But it turns out that it is a really neat organization that basically does citizen science.  It is so much more than that I know but I am a newbee and just finished basic training.

My goal for this blog is to document my journey from newbee to professional.  I am going to connect teachers to the outdoors and so would love to hear from you about your favorite pair of socks, and which protocols you like to do with your kids the most.  So peace be to you and your evil cats!

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