I just returned from my son’s elementary school graduation ceremony.. it was very cool to see and hear about the kid’s elementary experience but what was really cool was hearing a quote from each child regarding his/her most memorable moment over the past 6 years. Of interest, about half of them noted/referenced their experience from the last year during what was billed as eco week. This was a week of fun, education, and activities involving getting in touch with nature and geography. The kids truly were inspired and motivated by hands-on learning, being outdoors, and learning about their natural surroundings. Any teachers looking for some great ideas might consider planning such an event… perhaps in conjunction with GIS day and geography week!