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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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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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Our Place Summer School Scholarship Program 2019 Our Place Summer School is designed to “unplug” children by bringing them into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies and infrastructures of the Nonotuck biome and the Westfield River watershed. (Click to read the Daily Gazette article about Our Place.) Thanks to the generosity of people who...
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Salamanders, newts and wood frogs depend upon the vernal pools that appear during snow melt and vanish as the summer arrives. If you’ve wondered where these neighbors are born, and where they return to make babies, this video is a perfect introduction: Without these havens, our amphibian friends will disappear. In Massachusetts, we can certify...
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We’ll try. As waters warm, what our northern neighbors plan should be considered. From the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment: **1. Focus on hydropower dams that are being relicensed, especially those near the coast Hydropower dams are relicensed for 30-50 years, so in our lifetimes, we may get one chance to allow...
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On December 29 and 30th Now Voyagers will team with the Fundacion Punta de Lobos and the Municipalidid Pichilemu for a day of public field environmental philosophy education and fundraising—out on the Punta! Punta de Lobos means “Sea Lion Point,” and it’s really beautiful. Click on the pic for more images— Punta de Lobos is also one of...
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Flights We will leave the USA on the evening of December 27, 2016 and return the USA on the morning of January 7. You are responsible for your airfare, but Biocitizen will coordinate your flight so we arrive and leave  Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International airport as a group. At the moment, flights cost...
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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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  • 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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  • ¿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 […]