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Director’s Notes
  What is the Biocitizen Corps? There is a moment when a student wants to do more than learn about their biome. They want to care for it. They want to act on what they’re learning, turn theory into practice, and bring health and vitality to the world. The Biocitizen Corps offers these students structured...
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biocitizenchile.org may it take us places we need to go— walking off the world behind walking on the world before
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“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what...
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Weaving the Junco: Reflections by LA Director Jesse Carmichael Places are people. Julia Gonzalez is a Yagán elder, artist, teacher; daughter to Ursula Calderon, sister to Christina and beloved great auntie. Julia is one of the few who still holds and speaks the language of the Yagán. On New Years Eve we meet her on the...
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Weaving Beauty A few days ago, I had the privilege of walking with Julia Gonzalez, Yagán artisan, and one of the last direct descendants of her people, who is dedicated to the ancestral art of traditional basket weaving. We met with her, and students and professors involved in Tracing Darwin’s Path, at the mouth of the...
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Craig Ruberti brings the insights of both an environmental engineer, and of a parent of students, to the Biocitizen board of directors. Having walked with us twice above tree line in the Presidential Range, he’s a core Claws member. Always alert to the needs of our wandering alpinists, always ready to assist in making good things happen, a...
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Over the Winter Break, Biocitizen Los Angeles had 18 students for their New Year’s classes! Lead Teacher Michael Galano welcomed students grades K-5 for a three day session. Read about what the Biocitizen students’ learned on their walks in Michael’s Field Notes below: “This group of Biocitizens was unique and energetic! We had 5 first-time...
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Nationally-recognized ceramic artist Sam Taylor has been with Biocitizen since 2009, when its seedling grew alongside a monthly permaculture meeting he and Kurt organized and kept going called Grown In Westhampton that has taken on further life in the hands of their neighbors. Sam’s son Emmett was the “testpilot” for Now Voyager 2017 in Pichilemu Chile,...
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Biocitizen is honored to be collaborating with internationally respected migratory fish biologist Dr. Boyd Kynard in the establishment of the Living Rivers School.  This summer at his sturgeon research lab in Erving, Boyd told our students, “If I can get anything over to you that is of value, it’s to have a conservation ethic. We must live...
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Biocitizen is delighted to announce that Frieda Lim is a newly seated board member. Frieda lives in NYC with her family in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will be playing a leading role in the setting up of Biocitizen NYC, our sister school scheduled to open Fall 2019. Biocitizen is so lucky to have...
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