RE: [SACC-L] Alan Alda to the rescue
- Yes, that's right. The heat fried my brain several days ago. Hope everyone
is doing okay.
From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:12 PM
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.
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.
> 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!
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