Thursday, August 9, 2012

Biodiversity Mapping

Ever since discovering Edward Tufte's Envisioning Information came out I've rekindled my fascination with cartography, generally, and mapping, specifically. This illustration of global biodiversity really caught my eye. Keith Basso's Wisdom Sits In Places also has had a huge impact on my thinking and teaching, and this fall I'll revive the practice, myself, with a new group of newly arrived English Learners and seniors who've scarcely left the comforts of the Peninsula. As always, it'll be a treat and teach me as much as it does my students.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nature in the City

A day at the California Academy of Sciences...

Followed by a Walk San Francisco tour of swallowtail butterfly habitat in the Tenderloin...