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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Matthew Nelson


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,395.79


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Allen

Destination: TOUR OF MAINE WOODS PROPERTIES
Sponsor: Plum Creek Timber Company Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: REPRESENT CONGRESSMAN ALLEN AT BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,150.49
source

Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE TITLED "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,441.09
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTENDING THE ANNUAL KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.17
source

Destination: AIRLIE VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTENDING THE COURSE "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF A PETROLEUM REFINERY, A PETROLEUM PIPELINE, AND A PETROLEUM RETAILER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $953.91
source


Trips traveled under the office of Hillary Clinton

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: EMBASSY OF CHILE & CHILEM AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING MISSION RELATED TO A PROPOSED O.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 26, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,463.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Nelson.


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?

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