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Biocitizen has substantial roots in Chile that began growing in 1999 with the collaboration of biocultural conservationists Ricardo Rozzi and (advisory board member!) Francisca Massardo with Kurt Heidinger and others to create the Omora Ethnobotanical Park. The Omora Park was the impetus for the creation of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve and a whole slew of...
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Now Voyager Four Corners is a field environmental philosophy expedition that prepares students to be environmental protection action leaders. Early announcements did not make this clear, so Biocitizen is adding a subtitle to the course: Now Voyager Four Corners: Escalante- and Bears Ears- National Monuments Campaign of Witness DETAILED INFO Sometimes bad things happen that...
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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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Biocitizen welcomes Vicente Aguirre Diez to the Our Place Summerschool teaching staff! A recent graduate of School of Ecotourism at Universidad Andrés Bello in Chile, Vicente is our first protégé to hail from abroad, and he brings his teaching talent, love of nature and Suramericano perspective as gifts to us. When he returns to Chile after...
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Teacher, Biocitizen School of Field Environmental Philosophy Job Description: Biocitizen will be running Our Place Summerschool from June 18 to August 31, 2018, M-F, 9am-3pm. We are looking for a dynamic and highly capable student/teacher who wants to work with kids and teens out in the field, and who yearns to put the theories they have learned, or...
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We have room for 14 people. Reserve your spot! Join Biocitizen the day after Thanksgiving from 11 am to 4 pm for an exploration of the exposed granite ridges of the Tekoa Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Russell and Montgomery. We’ll pick up at Northampton High School at 11am, arrive at Tekoa around 11:30, walk until...
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Background: Despite significant efforts to reverse historical trends, the survival of several Connecticut River species of migratory fish is imperiled. As a Leopoldian school of environmental philosophy, it is Biocitizen’s mission to educate the public about this problem, and also about the solution to it: “Promote improved flow and fish passage to ensure clean, free-flowing,...
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Emilio Garcia DLH Sutil is a world class surf instructor who operates SuperFun and directs Biocitizen School in Chile. While his students never get near waves this big, Emilio lives to ride them. He will be teaching Now Voyager in January 2018.
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Field: This word comes from ecology, and the term “field study.” It is based on the distinction between research done indoors, in the lab, and research done outdoors, in the field. Environmental: “environment” means that which encloses. Philosophy: means love (philo) of wisdom (sophy). Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP) is a pedagogy that takes students outdoors...
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Now Voyager is the most amazing Field Environmental Philosophy study-abroad program in the world— This year we’ll be in the field for 3 weeks from January 2 to 21st—starting in Valpariaso, a gritty Pacific coast city known for its graffiti, poetry and food, then we’ll head south to surf paradise Pichilemu, and from there head...
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