A biology class where you take students OUTSIDE? I really had to try hard to resist rolling my eyes at half of the intro bio TAs who seemed appalled and frightened when they were told to take their college students outside for 10 minutes this week during lab. All they have to do is show the students some leaves of different shapes (palmately compound, pinnately compound, simple, etc). I'm looking forward to it. All of my practice with K-5th graders at Mid-Atlantic Field Station should really come in handy.
Teaching here makes me so thankful that I went to a college where the people teaching my classes care about teaching and where biology classes go outside all the time.