For me it gets back to the natural world. Incorporating the writings of Aldo Leopold from his book, A Sand County Almanac. And, using the words of Leopold and teaching my students about the natural world and conservation. How important it is to sometimes just leave things alone and appreciate its natural beauty, aesthetically. We have such a rich and great resource in the schools property, having over 800 acres. In fact, today I went marsh mucking. Taking the kids in there and when we’re done walking the marsh, we stopped and collected organisms to bring back into the classrooms.
I go in every time; I’m right in front.
When you come back as an alum and you drive down school road, and if you have a family or friends, the very first thing you’re going to say is, “You see that water? My teacher took me walking all through that.”