When a host of students tell their parents they want to "grow up to be like Mr. Eschholz", it's evident that this high school science teacher is an inspiring role model. Known for his extraordinary commitment to youth, William Eschholz is constantly seeking new and imaginative ways to reach his students. Employing a hands-on approach in his science classrooms, Mr. Eschholz relates the subject matter to the students' own experiences. He developed a "Nature of Vermont" curriculum so that students could learn about conservation through active involvement with real issues. This practical application stimulates curiosity and keeps interest level high. Students remark that even though time flies in Mr. Eschholz's classes, they learn more than they could have imagined.