Houston Area Schools Installing Habitats

by Justin on August 4, 2008

Educators in the Houston, Texas area are installing animal habitats to get students outside and learning more. Everything from animal habitats to ponds, and gardens in which the students grow their own food are being built. The scary part of this article is the quote that most 8 year olds can identify more Pokemon than species of wildlife. Full story: Habitats at schools.

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Justin August 4, 2008 at 9:17 am

Good to see schools promoting the outdoors more, especially elementary schools.

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Arthur August 4, 2008 at 12:46 pm

That is awesome. I love hearing about schools doing things that actually make sense, as well as to promote the outdoor way of life to kids.

I’m not surprised by the Pokemon fact at all. As sad as that is.

Arthur’s last blog post..Food Plot Proof

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Steve August 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

This article reminds me of something my wife said to the kids the other day. “You kids should turn off that computer and go outside. The graphics are amazing.”

Cheers,
Steve

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Justin August 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

@Steve: I like the part about “the graphics are amazing”. They are life like!!

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Landflip August 12, 2008 at 9:14 pm

That’s great. I wish Georgia would do the same thing. I think it is real important to get children interested in being outdoors and enjoying nature. So many kids are stuck inside all day and do not know how to relate to the outdoor world. I am proud of Texas!

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Justin August 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm

@landflip : My son has kids who carry their Nintendo DS’s around. Their idea of outdoors is playing their DS outside! My son is not allowed to bring his DS outside. Outside is for playing and exploring.

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