The Hands-On Environmentalist

The Hands-On Environmentalist 1

Samuel A. Masinter, Amherst College

Jan E. Dizard

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Samuel A. Masinter, Amherst College

Jan E. Dizard

When Jan E. Dizard isn't teaching environmental studies at Amherst College, he likes to hunt. Whether armed with a shotgun in the woods or source material in the classroom, he says, he must pay attention to detail, survey his surroundings, aim at a target, and hope for a hit.

"Fortunately for my students, I'm a much better teacher than I am a shot," he says.

While Mr. Dizard sees some parallels between the two activities, he acknowledges that teaching and hunting are miles