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  • Expanding Our Reach
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Tuesday, 24 April 2018
    Expanding Our Reach

    “Hello Urban Ecology Center! I am excited to apply to your Intensive workshop. I live in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, and have begun running environmental education programs in one of the parks. I read your book, and think the Intensive is just the training I need in order to use our current resources to create further impact, serve more schools, and educate all people to understand the importance of Environmental Eduction. We are inspired by what you have done!” — Elena

    You may already know about Urban Ecology, the book I wrote last year about our story that I hoped would inspire others to take action in their own cities. But did you know that the book was only the beginning of our overall vision for change?

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  • Poetry and Nature
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Monday, 23 April 2018
    Poetry and Nature

    As the end of April rounds the snowy bend, we reflect back on National Poetry Month and how the very best writers have intertwined words with nature. From the poetry of Mary Oliver (“There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees…”) to Walt Whitman (“Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows… Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal sanities!”) throughout time people have beautifully captured the essence of the world outdoors.

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  • Seeds of Change
    Written by Jeff Veglahn
    Monday, 16 April 2018
    Seeds of Change

    A seed is small and complex, 

    And will keep you perplexed, 

    On how it relents, 

    From seasons to next.

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