Michael Bentley is Education Associate at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (www.vmnh.net) and directs the Science Institute for Teachers at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Since 2007 he has served on the national Expert Panel for Education.com. He is retired from the science and environmental education faculty of the University of Tennessee and held a similar position at Virginia Tech and National-Louis University in Chicago. Among his two-dozen books are An Educator’s Field Guide (2011) and Teaching Constructivist Science (2007).
Michael L. Bentley
This is a practical, how-to book. The chapters in this book, written by professionals from backgrounds in both school and informal education, offer examples and activities utilizing many outdoor settings, from backyard and neighborhood to study abroad. You will find fresh ideas and useful resources for parenting infants to teens and college students, or teaching pK-16, or even teaching teachers, and it is all about the theory and practice of introducing children of all ages to the phenomena of nature and building upon their experiences to grow their naturalist intelligence and critical conscience.