59 posts in Education

Jul 27, 2011 / Education, Travelogue / Patrick Mulligan

Kavalerava to Ternei

The benefits Alexandra pointed out that had resulted from these combined projects were, increased scientific knowledge, community engagement and biological preservation. Brilliant! I want to steal that and make it our new tagline.

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Jul 22, 2011 / Education, Travelogue / Patrick Mulligan

Mother (and father) Russia

We had made our presence felt in Vladivostok, now it was time to take our act on the road.

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Jul 21, 2011 / Education, Travelogue / Patrick Mulligan

We’re Big in Vladivostok

We’d seen this event on our itinerary prior to the trip and not thought much about it, but now it was being billed as a much bigger deal that several higher-ups would be attending, the U.S. Consulate for Vladivostok among them.

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Jul 20, 2011 / Education, Travelogue / Patrick Mulligan

Vlad BG

We woke early, after what felt like the best night’s sleep I’d had in years.  Evenings in Vlad are on the cool side, perfect for sleeping.  After a rather strange breakfast of buttery succotash pasta, a fried chicken leg, and fried egg, we headed over to the botanical garden to have a look around and tag along on a series of tours lined up in honor of “Environmental Education Week”. 

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Jul 19, 2011 / Education, Travelogue / Patrick Mulligan

From Russia with Love

Greetings from Vladivostok, Russia!

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Apr 29, 2011 / Education, News / Barbara Selemon

Who are the G.R.O.W. participants? A profile of Nathan Hale students

hanging baskets lined up in greenhouse

Students in Jessica Torvik’s Horticulture/Ecology classes meet in the Nathan Hale High School greenhouse on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.   The new site for horticulture classes is a few minutes’ walk from the main school building,
across the street and up the hill.  As they arrive, the students take the initiative to begin doing tasks assigned to
them in their working groups.    

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Garden-based Restoration and Outreach Workshops (GROW Program): An Introduction

Thanks to a grant from the Jiji Foundation the Garden-based Restoration and Outreach Workgroups (G.R.O.W.) Program was launched in January, 2011 and is actively engaged with three high school classes and one after school teen center program.

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Mar 3, 2011 / Education, News / Patrick Mulligan

Fauna (and flora!) of UWBG

I continue to be surprised by the life that abounds in our gem located at the heart of the Emerald City. Yesterday, while walking between/through our sites (WPA -> UBNA -> CUH), I counted no less than 27 Great Blue Herons hunkered down in the cattails seeking shelter from the lion-like March weather. In addition to these easily recognized wading birds, I saw and heard a plethora of others that reminded me of my new year’s resolution to learn more birds. 

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Oct 4, 2010 / Education, News / Patrick Mulligan

Wetlands 201

Who knows, maybe one of those kids will go on to invent the trash-powered DeLorean from Back to the Future, and may be he/she will remember that fieldtrip they took in 5th grade and decide to donate a bunch to the Arboretum to replace the golf carts…one can only dream.

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