Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wild Ideas

Wild Ideas

Picture book
"All around you, creatures seek solutions.
Pigeons procrastinate.
Bees calculate.
Elephants innovate.
Bears keep count."
We all run into problems. No matter how educated we get, our
best plans (and sonetimes daily routines) contain unforseen snags.
Sometimes our attempted solutions get us nowhere fast. What can we do?
In her Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking Elin Kelsey
encourages readers to look to other species for ideas. The book is
full of scientist studied examples of animal innovation. Did you know
*chimpanzees use leaves in drinking;
*otters crack crabshells with rocks;
*and humpback whales can trap fish in bubble nets?
Readers are urged to appreciate the innovations of the animal
world and, when faced with problems, to let their own imaginations run
On a personal note, UMaine is on October break. I'm using the time
and ideal weather to make progress on shed cleaning.
A great big shout out goes out to students taking a well deserved rest.
jules hathaway

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