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Know Your Environment

This section introduces articles by guests who have something to say about the environment, questions to be asked, problems to be solved, and answers to be considered.

Our current articles on the environment, Being a Green Consumer and Understanding Our Earth (a five-part article) were written by Larry Bricker.

An educator at Mesa Community College, Larry Bricker teaches Environmental Biology, General Biology and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Larry is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a master's degree in zoology. His philosophy is that education is not just accessing information, but also limiting the information. The reason behind this unique philosophy is that Larry believes the teacher's job is to present information that is in context with what the student already knows. Then the student is able to access information and learns more for him- or herself.

Larry believes that enlightenment is not found in the answer, but instead it is found in the question. He also believes that an educator's responsibility is not to fill an empty mind, but rather to open it.

In the spring of 2000 Larry Bricker was the recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award.


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