Danville environmental science teacher wins Sustainable Contra Costa award Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Oct 13, 2011 at 9:14 am
San Ramon Valley High School's environmental science teacher Cindy Egan won the Sustainable Contra Costa award for an individual dedicated to the environment. The award was presented at the third annual Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) 2011 Leadership in Sustainability Awards Gala on Oct. 7.
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Posted by psmacintosh, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 13, 2011 at 9:14 am
"Egan's class encourages high school juniors and seniors to learn more about the environment and the careers involved in its management and preservation. The program is activity-based and issues-driven, stressing hands-on learning, data gathering and field-based research, and presentation skills. "
Yeah, so WHAT EXACTLY did this class do? What activities? What research? What did they learn?
This article is VAGUE to the extreme!
I wonder how much "radical" environmentalism and unproven theories were pushed at these naive, open students, as opposed to sound science and reasonable conservationism?
Whatever Egan did it was enough to earn the accolades of these politicized organizations, more so than other entrants. So WHAT did she do and present that was so deserving?
Posted by SRVHS parent, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:44 am
My daughter was fortunate enough to take Cindy Egan's AP Environmental class, and she was one of many excellent, inspirational science teachers at San Ramon. So inspirational, in fact, that she (my daughter) is now in her 3rd year of environmental studies at the university level, and still loving it! Thank you, Mrs. Egan!
Posted by Molly, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Ms. Egan was one of the best teachers I had at SRV purely due to her passion for, and knowledge of environmental science, as it applies to various aspects of our society. Many teachers go through the motions but you can tell they would rather be elsewhere, she was not one of them. Her class is what initially inspired me to major in environmental science and thus far I have loved every class I have taken at UO. She taught all her students to think for ourselves and be objective regarding ALL issues, environmental and otherwise, a concept many adults have yet to grasp (including a few who posted comments above). Ms. Egan deserves this award and more for the fabulous work she has done in her years of teaching. I think those who have negative things to say should try and open their minds and perhaps take a class on sustainability to learn how much it can help our society economically, environmentally and socially. Thanks again Ms. Egan, keep up the hard work, you've earned it! :)