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ecology
Day 1 – CITs in MA vs LA This is the first summer of Biocitizen LA’s CIT program and I am so excited to have the opportunity to take the lead in their training.  Today I met the two girls who are there this week and I am very impressed by their maturity and initiative...
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Adia’s Perspective 2019 – MA to LA! Adia Bennett is joining us in Los Angeles again this summer for Our Place Summer School – and we are so grateful to have her strong, sweet, graceful guidance in the field, as our first Counselor in Training program launches this week, July 8th-12th. Adia has walked as a...
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Biocitizen Los Angeles 2019 Internship Program What is Biocitizen? Biocitizen is the only school in the world devoted to teaching Field Environmental Philosophy (FEP). Los Angeles’ Our Place Summer School empowers students to have a sense of stewardship, through understanding the biocultural history of their city. Our students learn through immersion; we surround them with...
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Humans like to separate. Sometimes, that isn’t our fault- it can come down to biology. Our left brains ground us with logic, a knack for detail, and ordered sequencing. Scientific thought thrives here, in this space where we can label and organize our world around it. In contrast, our right brain inspires inquiry, adventure, and impulse....
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Wonder – Connection – Stewardship Imagine moments from your childhood – your first encounter with the wonder and majesty of the wild – I like to remember the moment I first figured out how to dive under a wave. Do you remember the moment when you committed to driving on through the water, under the breaking...
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Sequoia National Park is known for adventure and escape; we flock towards the granite slabs, the expansive vistas, and the massive forests of fantasy. We are driven to seek our own stories here. She offers us a space to challenge our routine, and take her in. On a journey to the top of the Watchtower, we...
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Welcome Sara! Sara comes to Biocitizen through our dear friends Drs. Ricardo Rozzi & Francisca Massardo, Directors of the Omora Foundation & Omora Ethnobotanical Park, the active research center for the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB). Sara recently attended Ricardo’s class Tracing Darwin’s Path, while completing her PhD field work on Isla Navarino, a pristine island in Austral...
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Walking and reading the land in Sub-Antarctic Chile is at once familiar and completely new for me. Growing up on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains I have walked above tree line, backpacked in relatively untouched places, and learned to read the rocks and rivers to find my way home. I am at home...
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Over the Winter Break, Biocitizen Los Angeles had 18 students for their New Year’s classes! Lead Teacher Michael Galano welcomed students grades K-5 for a three day session. Read about what the Biocitizen students’ learned on their walks in Michael’s Field Notes below: “This group of Biocitizens was unique and energetic! We had 5 first-time...
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