Charles Ames Fischer

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12 Senses

Posted by Charles Fischer on October 18, 2010 at 7:06 AM Comments comments (0)

We are all familiar with the standard five senses of the human being: Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste and Hearing. Then there is the mystical and undefined "sixth sense" that many people use to describe unusual experiences. But upon careful reflection and inspection, there are quite possibly many more senses, especially those that might belong to the animal, plant or mineral kingdoms. 


Here is a nice artic...

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Echolocation

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 24, 2010 at 7:41 AM Comments comments (4)

A wonderful video to see the amazing human design and just some of what's possible...


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The Problem With Environmental Education

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 23, 2010 at 9:47 AM Comments comments (0)
Here's an article about the Maryland Board of Education adding environmental education to the graduation requirements. Here's an excerpt: Some board members said they would put a high priority on making sure students have environmental knowledge when they graduate. "I don't know how many things are as important as people understanding the environment," said board...
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Coyote's Guide to Connecting With Nature

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Coyote's Guide is an amazing book for anyone who wants to help children connect with nature. There are numerous activities that can be be done in almost any setting. The guide goes through hazards, catchables, mammals, trees, birds and much more. 


The essential routine is known as the sit spot, where the stud...

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Exercise Increases Memory

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 17, 2010 at 7:43 AM Comments comments (0)

At least that's what a new study finds in children. Here is yet another article about the benefits of exercise and yet drive down a lot of streets and there are no kids in sight. Take a closer look at many schools and the physical education programs are being cut. I'd be interested to find out if Wii exercise has the same results as being outdoors in fresh air amongst other living things...

Outdoor Teaching

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 16, 2010 at 2:27 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a wonderful website to learn more about teaching students outside. There are great links and resources for educators from the folks from Wilderness Awareness School


Make sure to check out Eagle Eye, which has always been a favorite with my students. C...

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Naturalist Intelligence

Posted by Charles Fischer on September 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence theory, or MI, indicates that there are at least eight identifiable intelligences at play in the human. Considering how gifted some people are in various endeavors, such as music, art, sports, math, writing, and so on, this theory should not surprise anyone. Gardner first published seven intelligences: verbal/linguistic, musical, visual/spatial, l...

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