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Bear Pool is a place beloved. It is not only beautiful but is home to a variety of endangered and threatened species. It is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is to say by you. What do you think about this? For many years, Biocitizen students have learned about its incredible vitality, and studied...
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Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salmon Rushdie Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff, Friends—Community, All of us here at Biocitizen hope you...
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The Biotic Commonwealth, and how we participate in, and co-create, it:   1) We are citizens of states and nations, and have identities structured as such. > Nations are a recent social construction; the kind we are familiar with were invented around 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, Adam Smith published “Wealth...
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COVID-19 presents us with a quite a challenge. May we and those we love make it through safely. And those we don’t love, may they make it through safely, too. They are us. We are them. This is a species event. Biology is founded on the principle that we share the same body with creation...
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“You can’t protect a place unless you understand it. You can’t love it until you know it,” says Kristine Tompkins, an American conservationist and former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. In 2018, Tompkins was designated as the UN Environment Patron of Protected Areas and has received numerous other accolades related to sustainability. As someone who has...
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Biocitizen is pleased to welcome Jes Heil as our Maine Sea Kayaking Guide and Teacher!! She’ll be co-leading Claws: Casco Bay from Saturday July 11 to Thursday July 16! Biocitizen is privileged to have Jes leading us through Casco Bay because she’s a Registered Maine Sea Kayaking Guide. We’ll paddle safely. Specialized Sea-Kayaking classification means that...
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Kurt here. For the past few days I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of staying at the home where Aldo Leopold was born, raised and lived until he was 17. This sounds sort of unremarkable until you consider two things: first, that Leopold grew up to be a field environmental philosopher of unparalleled, and continuing,...
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Job Opening:  Our Place Summer School Director, New York City Status:  40 (full-time) hours a week (June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, August 24-28, 2020); training begins January, 2020 Time Frame:  Review begins now, position open until filled.  Biocitizen Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution that specializes in Field Environmental...
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Job Opening:  Our Place Summer School Ass’t Director, New York City Status:  40 (full-time) hours a week (June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31, August 24-28, 2020); training begins January 2020 Time Frame:  Review begins now, position open until filled.  Biocitizen Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution that specializes in Field...
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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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RSS Westhampton, MA

  • 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 […]