Hello To All My Loyal Readers:
On alternate weeks, I share the URLs to some articles by others that I have found interesting.
Here is a list of some recent articles that I’ve read.
This is a short film about the processes by which mountains are created and eventually destroyed. It is based upon the work of British geographer L. Dudley Stamp, and was shot in Iceland. Physical geography and geology is an enormous and fascinating subject.
A fascinating short essay by the late Isaac Asimov on how people get new ideas? The process of creativity. I found myself strongly relating to this essay because good ideas that have emerged from me seem to follow the process described by Asimov.
Ken Robinson’s famous TED talk on how schools kill creativity. This is an important talk — particularly for environmental educators who are developing new programs while facing the “conventional wisdom” of current education practices.
“Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.”
Here is a short BBC version of the wolf reintroduction story at Yellowstone National Park. I love this story, whoever tells it, because it is a living demonstration of the power of connections in Nature.
A video showing why whale poop is an important part of our ocean ecology. As this BBC video notes: “We thought that they were our competitors because they consumed the same fish that we relied on. Now we know they are our allies by recycling nutrients, helping sustain our ocean’s precious plant life. “
Videographer Kevin Railsback has produced an incredible 3 minute video about water and rivers.
My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.