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Director’s note: A recent visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (which contains work thousands of years old from myriad cultures) confirms the idea that our perception of beauty in nature is innate and universally shared. For many of us, our first attraction to nature arose from a good feeling of perceiving beauty in flowers,...
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Our Place Scholarship Program 2015 Thanks to  the generosity of our Fire & Ice scholarship dinner attendees, and of Rob Watson & the Lone Wolf Cafe in Amherst, we are able this year to offer 10 scholarships, which fully cover the $300.00 camp tuition. If you would like to apply for the Our Place Scholarship,...
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Below you’ll find the Fire & Ice menu that Rob Watson of Amherst’s Lone Wolf has concocted to please us at this year’s Our Place Scholarship fundraiser. Every year, Biocitizen school tries to include kids who need some assistance to join us as we spend our summer exploring our place, the Nonotuck biome; and this...
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Our Place Summercamp 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 enjoying...
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Aesthetic value is a keystone of environmental philosophy. We love, and take care of, things we find beautiful. Biocitizen and HCC professor John Calhoun have made a commitment to work together for a year, walking together, learning, and creating art that is beautiful, that expresses important moments in, and facets of, Holyoke’s biocultural history. You...
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Our Place for HomeSchoolers is designed to “unplug” students by bringing them into direct contact with the creatures, geologies, hydrologies and infrastructures of the Nonotuck biome and the Westfield River watershed. During a six-hour session, we roam the valley and the hilltowns, investigating our natural and cultural history with all of our senses, while enjoying...
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Our Place Summercamp 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 the valley and the hilltowns, investigating our natural and cultural history with all of our senses, and enjoying...
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Our Place Counselor In Training Program Position: A CIT will assist the adult staff for one week of camp (5 6-hour days).  This year the staff will consist of the camp director and an ass’t teacher, and the CIT will assume the position of third in command. Much of CIT’s work will involve serving the...
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