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  • All for One and One for All
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Tuesday, 07 November 2017
    All for One and One for All

    We talk a lot about the impact of the work you help us do, as we should, because it’s impressive. Together we’re improving academic performance in our students. Community pride abounds. Crime is diminished. Land is healed. Jobs are created and a whole lot of learning happens. Kids, who would be inside watching a screen are outside in nature laughing, learning, and playing.

    I am incredibly thankful for all we have done together, and while I can talk all day of our accomplishments, this article is a little different.

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  • Once you’ve read Fabre, you’re never alone
    Written by Guest Blogger
    Tuesday, 12 December 2017
    Once you’ve read Fabre, you’re never alone

    I’m not a professional scientist. But animal stories, biographies of scientists and works of natural history have always been my favorite reading material. Since childhood I’ve been nourished by the prose of ones who observe, measure and count; imagine and experiment. I still have natural history books I acquired as a child. One of them is Animal Behavior from the Life Nature Library series. It was published in 1965; presented as an introduction to what the editors of the time called the “infant science” of ethology. 

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  • A Hike and Fundraiser for the Urban Ecology Center
    Written by Guest Blogger
    Wednesday, 06 December 2017
    A Hike and Fundraiser for the Urban Ecology Center

    The thought of hiking 100 miles through the northern Maine wilderness was just an idea thrown around between my dad (Alan) and I (Erin) until one day at the end of 2016, we decided to book flights and make it happen. After months of training, it was finally time to get on a plane and go to Monson, Maine. We started our hike on Mt. Katahdin, the northern most point of the Appalachian Trail. Everything we would need for the next 11 days was on our backs and once we entered the 100 Mile Wilderness, there was no access to civilization until we reached the other side.

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