posted message: I am trying to take all the experiences I had this past year at Howard Gardner, where hands-on environmental education is the focus of our curriculum, and condense the ideas, thoughts and new understandings into something I can share with my students. In particular, I am working towards expanding and building on my naturalist skills by doing some geocaching (both finding and creating) as well as taking more hikes in the woods and kayaking. I've begun to take more pictures as a new way to look at the world. Additionally, I have registered for a Virginia naturalist course to better understand my own native area and have started a vermiculture project in my backyard. Red Wigglers rule!.