No Child Left Inside

Here is something that is near and dear to my heart. I haven’t done a whole lot of outside stuff with the Young Extroverted One (and more recently the Mullethead) since we’ve moved away from the Black Mountain/Montreat, North Carolina area. However, Chattanooga may lend itself to more outdoor fun for me to experience with my kids this summer.

So, check out the link. Find out what you can do with your kids (or neighbors’ kids | with permission of course) outside! Cool video after the jump!

No Child Left Inside: Home Page.

Please join us in this national effort to highlight the importance of environmental education.  As part of the NCLI Days campaign we are urging environmental, education, conservation, and all other interested organizations to work with schools in your community to showcase engaging, environmental education activities.  Use the “No Child Left Inside Days Action Packet” to work with teachers to develop a lesson plan, generate press coverage, and educate Members of Congress about the benefits of outdoor environmental education in your area.

The Rainbow Connection

Driving along James Roberston Parkway into work this morning I was treated to a lovely rainbow west of town.  It made up for the fact that I had to come into work to babysit this room that only has a projection screen and an a/v cart on which to put their projector. Ugh.

Thanks for the rainbow, God!  As I sit in my stuffy little office squeezed into a closet behind the concierge desk I can picture the lovely half arc of the rainbow above Church Street.  Coincidence? Hmmm . . .

The Passing of a Science Legend

My heart dropped when I heard yesterday that Mr. Wizard (aka Don Herbert) passed away.  I watched “Mr. Wizard’s World” on Nickelodeon back in the mid-to-late ’80s.  I thought it was way cool when my dad would watch with me because he told me that he used to watch “Watch Mr. Wizard” when he was young.  Of course hearing that made Mr. Wizard seem that  much older to me.

The kids seemed kind of dorky (the same could have been said about me).  There was even one that I wasn’t quite sure if it was a boy or girl and had some gender neutral name like, Chris or Terry.  But the experiments they did always intrigued me and some I still remember today.

Maybe after work the Young Extroverted One and I will blow something up!