Des Moines Register
December 31, 2004
Much of that need could be helped with the millions of dollars being proposed for the absurd idea of a rainforest in Iowa, especially with the likely possibility it will become an expensive albatross that will never pay for itself.
Won't schools make arrangements to take students to whatever "natural sites" may be located within a reasonable distance as opposed to loading a school bus and driving to a simulated rainforest?
We need to take advantage of our natural attractions for the many good reasons suggested in the editorial.