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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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Trips sponsored by

Wildlife Conservation Society


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,936.00


Traveler: Tamera Luzzatto (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THIS NY-BASED ORGANIZATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PRESERVE IMPT ECOSYSTEMS SPECIAL WHILE PROMOTING NEEDS ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
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Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MARINE RESERVES AND CONSERVATION, MEET W/PUBLIC OFFICIALS NGO REPS AND SCIENTISTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Brett Heimov (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: DC TO CHARLOTTE, NC TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE & RETURN
Purpose: CONSERVATION EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of John Mchugh)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Wendy Darwell (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Polly Trottenberg (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Anne Marie Anzalone (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EXPLORE NATURAL WILDLIFE PRESERVES
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,530.00
source

Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AND LEARN ABOUT THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY'S CONSERVATION EFFECTS IN BELIZE AS CONGRESSMAN SHAW'S LEAD STAFFER ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Nadine Berg (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE CITY
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TROPICAL FORESTS AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Christopher Fish (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CONGRESSMAN SWEENEY IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: WASH DC-BELIZE, C.A.
Purpose: GROUP WAS TO LEARN OF THE UNITED STATES EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE PRESERVATION EFFORTS. MEMBER IS CO-CHAIR OF HOUSE INT'L CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
  • 05.28.15

    Divestment on Campus

    Across the world, college students are urging their institutions to “divest” from fossil fuels. This week we ask: is the divestment movement working?