David Warlick mentioned me and our Science 12 Shark Lab Manual at the most recent national meeting of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) in Montana. In 2006, I was most fortunate to be seated beside an individual whom I did not recognize at a provincial education conference. After a quick chat about a shark lab manual, the guest of honor was called up to give the keynote. Lo and behold, I had been sitting beside David Warlick this whole time.
He asked if he could use the RHS Science 12 lab manual as an example for his upcoming talks in Alberta and Texas. Of course I said he could. According to Jeff Whipple who has seen and read Warlick numerous times, David has been often using that example since, including just a few weeks ago. Rumor has it that the lab manual appears in one of his books. We have yet to confirm it.
I have mixed feelings that I’m not sure how to process. On the cool side, not only did our work make it to David’s cool list, but it is still cool in 2012, 6 years later. On the sad side, education is moving so slowly in some cases, that something that was done 6 years ago is still cool.