Peter Dizikes: Writings on Science and Society


Nature Nurtures Learning
National movement touts benefits of outdoor education
By Peter Dizikes. The Boston Globe, December 31, 2007

At most schools, a bug in the classroom is something a janitor or computer technician has to deal with. At the Dennis C. Haley Elementary School in Roslindale, bugs are part of the curriculum.

For that matter, so are ants, crayfish, crabs, plants, rocks, and even four turtles and a lizard that live in the school lobby.

The Haley school is in the vanguard of a national back-to-nature movement — often called “No Child Left Inside” — that within the last two years has seen the creation of dozens of regional programs to draw families and students outdoors.

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SELECTED ARTICLES BY PETER DIZIKES

E. Coli and You
The New York Times, June 29, 2008

The Meaning of the Butterfly
The Boston Globe, June 8, 2008

Joseph Needham's Grand Question
Seed, May/June 2008

Pure Science
The New York Times, April 13, 2008

Nature Nurtures Learning
The Boston Globe, December 31, 2007

Genes Open New Frontier in Privacy Debate
The Boston Globe, September 24, 2007

Cambridge Scientists Put on a Show
Nature Network Boston, May 1, 2007

Edward O. Wilson Sees Accord on Climate Action
The Boston Globe, January 29, 2007

Genome Human
The New York Times, July 30, 2006

Galileo Groupies
Slate, February 3, 2006

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