Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Crikey! and farewell Steve

During the Labor Day weekend, Steve Irwin, known to many as the Crocodile Hunter, passed away after being stung by a sting ray. We spent a good number of hours in our home watching his travels and adventures and learning a little about nature and our world. Thanks Steve, and may you rest in peace. You will be missed. Our condolences to his family.

Update note (9/06/2006): Garr Reynolds at Presentation Zen is one of the many bloggers who have paid tribute to Steve Irwin. His post caught my attention because it features a photo of the Crocodile Hunter with something he said about education. The photo then:

The quotation, in case the picture is a bit small, is probably the coolest thing I have heard about teaching in a long time. No wonder the guy was such a good teacher, and no wonder I enjoy his shows so much. Anyhow:

"I believe that is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message." --Steve Irwin (1962-2006).

Readers can find the source of the photo over at Presentation Zen. After a day of teaching, this made my day a bit brighter. Thanks Steve for the inspiration.

Another update note (9/7/06): Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index has a feature of editorial cartoons honoring Steve Irwin. Well worth the look. Here was my favorite image, since somehow, it just seems so right:

The image is by Mark Streeter, for the Savannah Morning News.

No comments: