David E. Guggenheim, The Ocean Doctor, has planned a massive expedition of teaching and discovery.
To celebrate his 50th birthday and awaken wonder about the ocean in children across the country, he intends to visit at least one school in each of the fifty states and the territories of the US to offer presentations, free of charge.
By inviting media and the extended communities of each school into the conversation, and encouraging the schools he visits to connect with each other, he plans to engage young people to develop the same energy students offered during the initial decades of the space program.
He's doing this on his own, but happily welcomes donations from folks who want to help send him on this journey of discovery. I hope it will be fruitful, fulfilling, and exciting for the kids, teachers, and communities -- and also for The Ocean Doctor himself.
I collect natural history, environmental, and geography books, almost compulsively. I look for used versions where I can (to save paper) but also appreciate that many of these books come out in runs of a few thousand copies, and aren't profit-makers for the publishing companies, so when they come out new, I buy them while they're new. If you like Geographile and want to let me know, please either comment on my posts, or visit my Powell's wishlist to feed my book collection. You might find books you like there, too.