Education: Learning Naturally

Even in stunning Washington State, land of sockeye, snow peaks and geoducks, few men are such wise lovers of the out doors as a remarkable woman teacher, Dorothy J. Bennett, avid mountaineer and ardent promoter of "conservation as a way of life." In the past 13 summers, she has spread the word to some 7,500 youngsters, who in turn have spread it to grownups all over Washington. Her curriculum is a $10 vacation-education for fifth and sixth grade children that must be the cheapest insurance against nature wrecking in the U.S.

Teacher Bennett is the Colorado-born superintendent of schools in western Washington's...

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