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Humans like to separate. Sometimes, that isn’t our fault- it can come down to biology. Our left brains ground us with logic, a knack for detail, and a ordered sequencing. Scientific thought thrives here, in this space where we can label and organize our world around it. In contrast, our right brain inspires inquiry, adventure, and...
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Wonder – Connection – Stewardship Imagine moments from your childhood – your first encounter with the wonder and majesty of the wild – I like to remember the moment I first figured out how to dive under a wave. Do you remember that feeling of committing to driving on through the water, under the breaking wave…the...
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Wonder – Connection – Stewardship Imagine moments from your childhood – your first encounter with the wonder and majesty of the wild – I like to remember the moment I first figured out how to dive under a wave. Do you remember that feeling of committing to driving on through the water, under the breaking wave…the...
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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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Kurt here—once upon a time (1998) I was invited by Ricardo Rozzi and Francisca Massardo to visit Navarino Island, where they were conducting conservation biology research. I am not a scientist, so while they were busy I freewalked the Dientes Range. In 2000, they invited me to be a co-founder of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park....
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Sequoia National Park is known for adventure and escape; we flock towards the granite slabs, the expansive vistas, and the massive forests of fantasy. We are driven to seek our own stories here. She offers us a space to challenge our routine, and take her in. On a journey to the top of the Watchtower, we...
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Sequoia National Park is known for adventure and escape; we flock towards the granite slabs, the expansive vistas, and the massive forests of fantasy. We are driven to seek our own stories here. She offers us a space to challenge our routine, and take her in. On a journey to the top of the Watchtower, we...
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Welcome Sara! Sara comes to Biocitizen through our dear friends Drs. Ricardo Rozzi & Francisca Massardo, Directors of the Omora Foundation & Omora Ethnobotanical Park, the active research center for the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB). Sara recently attended Ricardo’s class Tracing Darwin’s Path, while completing her PhD field work on Isla Navarino, a pristine island in Austral...
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Welcome Sara! Sara comes to Biocitizen through our dear friends Drs. Ricardo Rozzi & Francisca Massardo, Directors of the Omora Foundation & Omora Ethnobotanical Park, the active research center for the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB). Sara recently attended Ricardo’s class Tracing Darwin’s Path, while completing her PhD field work on Isla Navarino, a pristine island in Austral...
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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 […]

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  • CLAWS BLOG: Wind Wolves Preserve – Camping | Hiking | Stewardship December 1, 2021
    Wind Wolves Preserve Camping | Hiking | Native Plant Stewardship FRIDAY Our second CLAWS trip of the fall kicked off at our normal meeting point Bette Davis Park. Folks were excited to get things going, so after an opening circle, with introductions, a gear check, and the plan for the evening we officially started our […]
  • Fear, Growth, and Success! A story of overcoming challenges with Biocitizen LA October 24, 2021
    Lead Teacher Azucena shares her journey reclaiming her narrative through her  field notes recap emails By: Azucena Quinones When I first began working at Biocitizen I was super excited for all of the amazing experiences I would have, from camping, exploring new trails, to working with amazing kids. I knew there would be challenges that […]

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  • Biocitizen welcomes Samantha Sanson, Field Environmental Philosophy Teacher May 10, 2022
    Biocitizen NY is pleased to welcome Samantha as a Field Environmental Philosophy teacher! She’ll be co-leading Our Place Summerschool with Yubitza Bermudez! Sam grew up hiking, snowboarding, and biking through the mountains in her home state of Colorado. Along the way, she grew to appreciate natural spaces and developed a desire to protect them. Sam […]
  • Biocitizen NY Summer 2022 Internship – Apply Now! January 12, 2022
    Biocitizen NY Summer 2022 Internship Program What is Biocitizen? Biocitizen is the only educational institution in the world devoted to teaching Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP). Our Brooklyn-based Our Place Summer School is designed to bring children into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies, and infrastructures of the Canarsee Biome and the Hudson River Estuary. […]

RSS Concon, Chile

  • ¿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 […]