Says One Dallas ISD Teacher, the Trinity River Audubon Center Is An Act of "Pure Genius"
After those test scores came out, Williams realized she had to rethink the way her school teaches science, and last fall she started working with Jones and the Trinity River Audubon Center to make her science curriculum more participatory. "Everything just can't be done inside the classroom," Williams says now. At the Audubon center, she explains, her students "gain a lot of knowledge about habitats, ecology, the birds just by going. It's like real life to them," she adds, "not just hearing it from the teachers." The fact that the center sits just blocks away from where her students study and play is, in Williams's view, an act of "pure genius."Accompanying her lengthy piece for the magazine is this Web-only sidebar about "an astronomy class at the Trinity River Audubon Center [that] introduces Dallasites to the stars above and the nocturnal animals below." Field trip?