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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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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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Biocitizen is opening a new school in Echo Park, LA under the direction of Jesse Carmichael! Jesse brings a wealth of valuable experience, a humming dynamo of energy, and a deep love of community to our institution. In her presentation to the executive board, she said: “After the recent election, I made a vow that I...
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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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