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Posted August 2, 2018 by 2018 MAEEC Cohort
MA in Environmental Education & Communication

The newest MA in Environmental Education and Communication (MAEEC) cohort is a group of 17 learners hailing from different parts of the world and Canada.

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Posted July 27, 2018 by Hilary Leighton

I admit I resist much of what passes for education today with its performativity agendas and overt objectivism. Instead, I subscribe to what I consider vital, the kind of curricular practices that linger in an interdisciplinary bog in between human habitat and the wildness of the world, between feeling and thinking, where the domesticated and the wild intermingle and exchange themselves freely and radically. This type of informal, ‘lived’ learning doesn’t come from textbooks and it does not live on the Internet (although instructions on how to experience this more, may).

Posted July 24, 2018 by Ann Dale
Polar Bear

Hilary’s poetic post about the magical diversity of edges and David’s “mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystems into policy and business as a design process” highlight a key human imperative. A dear friend and one of this country’s foremost experts in biodiversity (soil), Dr.

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Posted July 20, 2018 by David Oswald
United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

The world is at a turning point with respect to the way we impact global biodiversity and ecosystems and this precipice could be the catalyst for the third industrial revolution, an eco-industrial revolution. I have been collaborating with colleagues from the Secretariat for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) for the past eight years and from July 2-13, 2018 I had the privilege of attending their scientific and policy meetings in Montreal, Quebec.

Posted July 12, 2018 by Hilary Leighton
Hall of Mosses, Washington

Despite its proclivity toward darkness, in the bog, everything to me seems more animate and alive. In the muck of unsettledness, I find a marriage of opportunity and awe. Lady slippers in their velvety elegance await the tiny feet of faeries. Insects constellate like little stars around invisible planets. They swarm and buzz me but don’t land. A lapis-back dragonfly with his enormous iridescent green eyes hovers nearby.

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