The best way to introduce students to science—not just those committed to being scientists but everybody—is to have them explore the biodiversity around them. You can be a citizen scientist very quickly. You can involve students in park systems and reserves, in projects that give them a much better view of science than just telling them about submersibles in the Mariana Trench. Take them out and say, “Here’s what’s going on! Half of the species in this group can be found here!” That’s the idea.
– E.O. Wilson, in an interview for the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources (Spring 2015)