Browsing Posts tagged school projects

I am often asked why I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Forestry at Wisconsin. I usually have some stock answers to give: I like the outdoors, I like trees, I look good in work boots and hard hats (ahem). I only wish I’d found EEK! earlier. Not only does this site, sponsored the […]

Let’s do an exercise together. Find a favorite poem of yours – pull it down off the bookshelf or out of your head or the folder on your desktop – and recite a few lines. If you just said a piece of Elizabeth Bishop’s “At the Fishhouses,” then somewhere in Georgia a law professor has […]

Have you only got 36 minutes left on your lunch break? Then why not take the opportunity to slurp down some philosophical knowledge for dessert? Glyn Hughes has taken some of the most famous texts of the world’s greatest philosophers and squashed them into time-friendly versions just ripe for the reading on Squashed Philosophers. The […]

Last year, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time. Alas, a constant editor, I did not meet my goal and didn’t come close to reaching the finish line. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is also known as National Novel Writing Month, and it starts November 1st. NaNoWriMo is exactly what it sounds like: you write […]

Finally, educational comic books students might actually enjoy. Howtoons are single-page comics that provide an illustrated tutorial of kid-friendly science projects like an ice skateboard, or a zoetrope. The illustrations are top-notch, with bright colors and panels to give it that authentic comic book flair without sacrificing clarity in the directions. The projects will definitely […]

Do you know the 7 wonders of the world? How about the 7 NEW wonders? Here’s a hint: the Mall of America is not one of them. National Geographic has compiled a photographic journey to show off each set, both new and ancient, of the world’s wonders. The NEW wonders were the result of an […]