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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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Trips by*

Brian Bonlender


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,237.25


Trips traveled under the office of Jay Inslee

Destination: WASHINGTON STATES
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,385.30
source

Destination: SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION/AVIATION TOUR
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE-EVESONT-PORTLAND FISH PROCESSING INSTITUTES
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,395.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR, BONNEVILLE DAM
Sponsor: RTO West
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT RTO WEST
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $494.25
source

Destination: JUNE 30TH-TRAVEL; JULY 1-3-TOUR ANWR; JULY 4TH TOUR PRUDHOE BAY
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,662.32
source

Destination: TOUR BIOTECH COMPANIES: IMMUNEX, DENDREON, TARGATED GENET.
Sponsor: BIOTECHNOLOGY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP-IMMUNEX CORP, DENDREON CORP, TARGATED GENETICS CORP.
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES FACING THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,779.87
source

Destination: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ANS SURROUNDING AREA
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,038.52
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOR TROPICAL FORESTS AND IMPACTS OF AMERICAN POLICIES EFFECTING TROPICAL COUNTRIES AND THEIR POLICIES EFFECTING THE UNITED STATES
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE/DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: SERVED ON PANEL DISCUSSION CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THEIR STATUS ON THE U.S. CONGRESS, PARTICULARLY ON REGARD TO CARNIVORE AND BEAR-RELATED LEGISLATION. ALSO, FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $438.39
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Bonlender.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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