Friday, December 5, 2008

In praise of my wife, the science teacher

It's been a long week for me here in San Antonio as my wife, Jackie, has been traveling to Baltimore for her Earthwatch fellowship. We talk on the phone, and I read her blog about her studies on the ecology of the American forest.

Suffice it to say that I miss her a lot, but I am also proud of the fact that she was one of seven science educators selected for this fellowship. My wife's legacy is her students. She's the kind of teacher that her former students love her for what she taught them. A few of them have become doctors and scientists, but most of them have become people who appreciate the beauty of science and nature.

1 comment:

Mrs. Scherer said...

You're too sweet, honey. It was one of seven teachers for this week, and another 8 teachers next week. And let's not forget to thank HSBC who is funding this important work for science and science education. Climate change is here: what are we going to do about it?