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KurtHeidinger
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...
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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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Boyd Kynard is the founder of the Living Rivers School, owner of BK Riverfish and our CT river Obi Wan. He invites us to rescue lampreys with him on Monday morning: Hi All, Sorry to be late recruiting volunteers to rescue larvae and metamorphosing sea lamprey during the Drawdown of the Cabot Station canal at...
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Noticed? Summer sky dark of a sudden, it’s raining—deciduous trees bright: (esp, Fagus Grandifolia) Trees yearn for wet through leaves and. Glow. Redolence. New growth sugar, dried peach of swamp, sweet woodland, wet mature forest aire perfume. Leaves soft, easily torn. Grow, not yet what they’ll be.  
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  Bear Pool is a place beloved. It is not only beautiful but is also 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,...
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Dear Biocitizen Community, On behalf of the board and the staff, I hope you, your family and loved ones are safe and healthy and remain so. Your support and your patience has been crucial to us as we adapt to the very serious public health issues raised by the pandemic. We deeply appreciate it. We...
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Claws camping trips take students 11-17 into wild places. We climb mountains, ford rivers and sea kayak. Students test their edges and boundaries as they learn skills needed to overcome challenges. We move through fascinating terrain and waters, having fun while practicing mindfulness. We gain the ability to control our thoughts and movements—like seal, fish...
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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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Job Announcement: Living Rivers School Research and Teaching Assistant Status: 30+ hours a week, M-F, August 1-22, 2020 Time Frame: Review begins now, position open until filled Biocitizen Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution that specializes in Field Environmental Philosophy [FEP], a peripatetic way of teaching students how to read the natural and cultural history...
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