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RE: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue

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  • Deborah Shepherd
    Yes, that s right. The heat fried my brain several days ago. Hope everyone is doing okay. Deborah ... From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 3, 2012
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      Yes, that's right. The heat fried my brain several days ago. Hope everyone
      is doing okay.

      Deborah

      -----Original Message-----
      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Katrina Worley
      Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:12 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue

      I think you're thing of the Scientific American Frontiers show he did for
      PBS (http://www.pbs.org/saf/). I use some of those episodes in my various
      classes. There are a couple dealing with primate behavior ("Prime-Time
      Primates", "Chimp Minds" and "Chimps R US"), and a number that I show in
      archaeology ("Coming Into America", "Unearthing Secret America" and "The
      Secret Canyon"). The episodes are viewable from the PBS website, and some
      can be purchased for a couple of bucks through iTunes (I load them onto my
      iPad, so I can show them whenever it seems appropriate). They're engaging,
      and Alda does the "wow! that's so cool" thing without it being annoying. As
      my students would say, I <3 Alan Alda.

      Katrina
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      Katrina Worley

      History: special people in special places at special times.
      Anthropology: everyone else the rest of the time...




      On Jul 2, 2012, at 6:02 PM, Deborah Shepherd wrote:

      > Alda used to do a Smithsonian-something television show with 3 or 4
      > segments in an hour. (Ann will know!) He had one on primate
      > intelligence that I showed to my students once.
      >
      > Deborah
      >
      > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Lloyd Miller
      > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 6:44 PM
      > To: SACC ListServ
      > Subject: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue
      >
      > I just saw a piece on the PBS News Hour tonight that showcased Alan
      > Alda's efforts to make science more understandable to young people,
      > and apparently he's been quite successful, according to the young
      > students interviewed and observed on the program. Maybe there's hope!
      >
      > Lloyd
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >



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