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Ursa Heidinger
Bio Over the past few weeks, Ryan has joined the Biocitizen NY team as a volunteer for the Our Place Summerschool. He is currently entering his senior year of high school at the University School in Cleveland, Ohio and, this summer, he took it upon himself to travel across the country, rent an apartment, and...
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Biocitizen NY is so excited to introduce our very first intern, Stuart Robbins, who will be assisting with the Brooklyn-based Our Place Summer School by teaching, writing, and researching this summer! Stuart is currently in his last year pursuing a B.A. at Amherst College in American Studies. Focusing on the roles played by public spaces, Stuart...
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Biocitizen NY Summer 2019 Internship Program What is Biocitizen? Biocitizen is the only school in the world devoted to teaching Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP). Biocitizen NY is opening the Brooklyn-based Our Place Summer School designed to bring children into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies, and infrastructures of the Canarsee Biome and the Hudson...
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Blaze is an 11-year-old from Gowanus, Brooklyn and will be a counselor in training with Biocitizen NY this summer! She started as a Sharpshin with Biocitizen MA and has grown into a leader. Read her personal statement here and check out Our Place Summer School > Brooklyn < for more on our NY summer program!...
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Blaze is an 11-year-old from Gowanus, Brooklyn and will be a counselor in training with Biocitizen NY this summer! She started as a Sharpshin with Biocitizen MA and has grown into a leader. Read her personal statement here and check out Our Place Summer School > Brooklyn < for more on our NY summer program!...
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Dear NY Families, We are pleased to announce that the Our Place Summer School SCHOLARSHIPS are officially available: The Our Place Summer School is designed to bring students into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies, and infrastructures of the Hudson River Estuary. It meets and departs from the Brooklyn Public Library Prospect Park and is conducted Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm...
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Dear NY Families, We are pleased to announce that the Our Place Summer School SCHOLARSHIPS are officially available: The Our Place Summer School is designed to bring students into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies, and infrastructures of the Hudson River Estuary. It meets and departs from the Brooklyn Public Library Prospect Park and is conducted Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm...
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Ursa Heidinger, Assistant Director of Biocitizen NY, here. I’m a senior at Columbia University in Manhattan studying political science and human rights, and this summer will mark my seventh year working with Biocitizen.     Many times over the past few weeks, friends and family have asked me — what exactly is your job? Once...
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Ursa Heidinger, Assistant Director of Biocitizen NY, here. I’m a senior at Columbia University in Manhattan studying political science and human rights, and this summer will mark my seventh year working with Biocitizen.     Many times over the past few weeks, friends and family have asked me — what exactly is your job? Once...
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  • The River and the Machine: A Biocultural History of Holyoke Dam February 11, 2021
    WHAT IS BIOCITIZEN? The word “biocitizen” is a contraction of “biotic citizen,” a term and idea conceived by Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) who is widely celebrated for conceiving the “land ethic.” A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. A […]
  • Biocitizen MA Welcomes Charlie Schine, FEP teacher! December 31, 2020
    Charlie is a recent graduate from Wesleyan University who is just beginning to get his footing in the big wide world and figure out where he’s going. Although he majored in music, his studies always seemed to circle around environmentalism and the more-than-human world, a cross pollination which began the summer after his freshman year […]

RSS Los Angeles, CA

  • Adia’s Perspective 2019 – What it means to be a Biocitizen in LA July 22, 2019
    Day 1 – CITs in MA vs LA This is the first summer of Biocitizen LA’s CIT program and I am so excited to have the opportunity to take the lead in their training.  Today I met the two girls who are there this week and I am very impressed by their maturity and initiative […]
  • Adia’s Perspective 2019 – What is a CIT? Adia Bennett July 9, 2019
    Adia’s Perspective 2019 – MA to LA! Adia Bennett is joining us in Los Angeles again this summer for Our Place Summer School – and we are so grateful to have her strong, sweet, graceful guidance in the field, as our first Counselor in Training program launches this week, July 8th-12th. Adia has walked as a […]

RSS New York, NY

  • Biocitizen welcomes Yubitza Bermudez, Field Environmental Philosophy Teacher September 25, 2021
    Biocitizen NY is pleased to welcome Yubitza Bermudez as a Field Environmental Philosophy teacher! She’ll be co-leading Free Ranger walks starting mid October! Yubitza enjoys  Chilean and US citizenship and trained in Ecotourism Studies at the Universidad Andres Bello with Vicente Aguirre Diez, the executive director of Biocitizen Chile. We are very excited, because she […]
  • Biocitizen welcomes Tamar Cox Rubien, Field Environmental Philosophy Assistant Teacher !! June 16, 2021
    Biocitizen is so pleased to welcome Tamar Cox Rubien as an assistant Our Place Summerschool teacher! Tamar is a seeker of wisdom, cultural and ecological, and is looking forward to exploring New York City with students with our special focus on how it is placed in the Hudson River estuary biome! Personal Statement My name […]

RSS Concon, Chile

  • Ciudadanos bióticos, coronavirus, Gaia March 30, 2020
    En la sabiduría antigua, tanto en sociedades orientales, occidentales e indígenas, existe como concepción compartida la importancia del vivir el día a día, y de como esta práctica da forma […]