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Biocitizen is so pleased to welcome Mason Lollis-Taylor as an Assistant Teacher in the Our Place Summer School! (More:  Living Rivers School) Mason trained with us last year, and has learned so much about teaching Field Environmental Philosophy in Western Massachusetts. After the Summer School concluded, he went to Nepal to immerse himself in Himalayan...
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Biocitizen is so pleased to welcome Ursa Heidinger as the Assistant Director of Biocitizen NY! Ursa has been a part of Biocitizen from the very beginning, and has taught Field Environmental Philosophy in Western Massachusetts for several years. She moved to NYC three years ago and realized that if Los Angeles has an Our Place...
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Phoebe Gelbard has been building our school of Field Environmental Philosophy since 2015, when she was a junior at Northampton High School. Biocitizen is grateful for her service to the hundreds of students she’s taught. She’s grown with us as we experiment with and codify FEP curricula and itineraries, and is ready to become one...
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Biocitizen is so pleased to welcome Sabrina Moore to the Living Rivers School senior staff! Sabrina is a graduate student at the University of North Texas pursuing a PhD degree in Biology. Her main research area involves the aquatic ecology of the Robalo River and the effect of invasive rainbow trout on the phenology of invertebrate...
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Hard to believe but Biocitizen is 10 years old now! One of the deepest joys I (Kurt the director) have experienced is derived from witnessing our students develop from little kids, into adolescents and then into young adults. The school’s CIT program and our junior staff is made of Wings who became Sharpshins and then...
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Our Place Counselor In Training Program Position: A CIT will assist the adult staff for one week of camp (5 6-hour days; and will have 1 additional on-the-job training day before the session they are CIT-ing). Much of CIT’s work will involve serving the minor needs of staff while they are preoccupied with group activities; for...
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Our Place Summer School is designed to “unplug” your child by bringing them into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies and infrastructures of the Nonotuck biome and the Westfield River watershed. For five six-hour days, we roam our place—the valley and the hilltowns—investigating our natural and cultural history with all of our senses, and...
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If you’ve never seen a butterfly or dragonfly spread its wings for the first time, you’ll amazed to see how sensitive those first unfurling moments are. And if you have seen it, you know that moment happens only once in a lifetime; for as soon as they can, they fly away on those wings. Biocitizen’s...
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We fancy that industry supports us, forgetting what supports industry. —Aldo Leopold   THE Problem: We are experiencing a paradigm shift precipitated by anthrogenic global warming. Many of the things we have been taught and teach need to be reassessed, re-understood and revised—around the pressing fact that our present way of living is out of synch with the...
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Summer School Teacher In Training Program Position: A teacher in training will assist the adult staff for one week of school (5, 6-hour days) in either the Wings or Sharpshins programs. This year the staff will consist of an assistant director, a teacher, and the teacher trainee, who will assume the position of third in...
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  • Biocitizen welcomes Sea Meadow Marine Foundation, our new Claws Casco Bay collaborator! November 25, 2023
    Our Claws Casco Bay sea kayaking program is getting a major boost this summer! We have joined a collaborative partnership with the Sea Meadow Marine Foundation to develop Field Environmental Philosophy programming at its working waterfront. Located on the Cousins River in Yarmouth next to a salt marsh where fresh water spills into the bay, […]
  • What Happened on Rawson Island October 19, 2023
    What Happened on Rawson Island On 8/23/23, the last Wednesday of Our Place Summerschool, students and teachers discovered the bones of a human being on Rawson Island near the Rock Dam in Montague. We’ve been exploring this part of the Ct River every summer for over 14 years , because it is where Living Rivers […]

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  • ¿POR QUÉ AMO EL CAJON DEL MAIPO? March 22, 2022
    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Ricardo Rozzi  nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —secundo de […]
  • Me encanta Palmar Ocoa del Parque nacional La Campana March 12, 2022
    Lugar son historias en las que vivimos. Y algunos lugares nos gustan más que otros. ¿Por qué? Yubitza Bermúdez nos cuenta una historia sobre un lugar que ama. —primero de […]