- October 11, 2012
- Posted by: essay
- Category: Term paper writing
I visited nature discover center in Houston Â and Â now Â want Â to Â express Â you Â my opinion. It is not Â a Â research Â paper; it Â will Â be Â looks Â like Â our Â talk Â about Â nature problems. I Â think Â that Â the Â best Â variant Â to Â know Â something Â new Â and Â be sure that Â you Â really Â know Â this – itÂ isÂ go, Â for Â example, in discovery Â center Â and Â see Â all by Â own Â eyes. Â I want Â to Â mention Â that Â I Â like Â this Â hands-on Â learning Â experiment and Â it Â pleasantly Â for Â me Â to Â tell Â you Â about Â it.
FirstÂ Â of all,Â whenÂ IÂ wasÂ preparingÂ forÂ myÂ visitÂ IÂ foundÂ theÂ statementÂ of purposeÂ andÂ nowÂ IÂ wantÂ youÂ readÂ themÂ too.
“TheÂ purpose ofÂ theÂ NatureÂ Discovery Â CenterÂ isÂ to:
Ã¼Â fosterÂ anÂ awareness,Â appreciation,Â andÂ respectÂ forÂ nature
Ã¼Â nurtureÂ curiosityÂ andÂ enthusiasmÂ forÂ theÂ studyÂ ofÂ natureÂ andÂ science
Ã¼Â developÂ studentsÂ criticalÂ thinkingÂ andÂ problemÂ solvingÂ skills
Ã¼Â prepareÂ childrenÂ to Â becomeÂ environmentallyÂ responsibleÂ citizens” (www.artcom.com)
These Â four Â points Â very Â exact Â reflect Â the Â main Â purposes Â and Â it Â becomes understandable Â that Â they Â were Â written Â by Â a Â person, who Â think Â about Â nature with Â love Â and Â tenderness. Â Sometimes Â people Â forget Â that Â they Â are Â responsible for Â all Â around Â them, Â when Â I Â think about Â harmful Â humanityÂ influence Â on Â the environment it becomes very shame on people for their irresponsible actions. Think for a moment that one day all of this beautiful world and wonderful nature will disappear. When I think about this a big horror cover my heart and I don’t want such future. I don’t want to see our world destroyed by own hands and the plots of different fantastic story about the death of all alive on the Earth becomes true.
The main aim of many environmental specialists to find the way of improving ecological situation and not for improving, but also for stop environmental pollution. I understand that sometimes it is hard and seems impossible, but it is a good and right aim which should be in minds of every world’s habitant.
When I was in nature discovery center it was so interesting to look on the nature around and I had a feeling that for a moment I become the part of this amazing nature world. In classes we learned a lot about nature problems and ecosystem. It is important, for my opinion, to think about them in real situation and it promotes more close contact with the main problems aspects and affect on new problem solving variants appearance. Such visits are important for students like a part of their practice and it will help to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
I want to pay attention for the children and their contact with a nature. Children are like clear paper and from early childhood it is our debt to teach them to love and protect nature. Children is our future and now by own teaching efforts we can influence on them in a right way.
Nature discovers center give a good opportunity for children to get acquainted with nature in understandable form and on real examples.
There children can learn all about the nature and their connection with it. There are a lot of different special discovery boxes and discovery rooms on various nature topics and Â big amount of cognitive exhibits Â have a place in discovery center.
Also the Nature Discovery Center create and actively provided different cognitiveÂ classes for children, summer science camp, outreach activities, Scout programs, adult lectures, family field trips, and teacher training workshops. As for me it is a good idea to create such children classes and also give an opportunity for parents to visit such classes with their children, because it has not only cognitive nature character, but also helps to make closer parents and their children.
I can say that these programs help children discover the beauty and the wonder of the natural world and its importance to daily lives. It is very good to involve children to nature protection and show how they can use knowledge what they received Â in their classes in life situations. Programs are designed for different children ages and it was done for the best understanding material. Classes include games and other form of teaching which are the main forms of children’s cognitions. Â It is the first steps for ecological education and children do them with great interest.
Summarizing my words above I want to once more pay your attention that Nature Discovery center do not teach how to “play ecology” and only make ecological solutions, they teach that how to take different nature examples, determine contaminations, describe ecological process and animals, birds, sea inhabitant, take into account their problems and looking for the right and useful decisions. And also the aim is to teach children be more careful with all live around them.
Frankly speaking, when I was there I saw one children’s class and saw that little participants were full of enthusiasm in their work, they want to know more and more and as a result there were a lot of questions, sometimes even so serious that not every adult person can think and ask about such problems. Children have homework after their classes, and this work is interesting for them (to observe some nature process and then describe them in the next class.)
At the end I want to say that such real practice play a very important role in learning nature process not for adults, but even for little children. Quite obviously, that after such powerful emotional influence the people’s psyche substantially changes in the best, in relation to Nature, side. Scarcely it can itself present after it, that person, though one time looking after enigmatic animals life, or seeing that a forest bird feeds nestling, or looking after the first rare flowers appearance (and other ten and hundreds to that similar moments from life of wild nature) Â be able to destroy, trample, not notice Nature round itself.