“In a Brandwein Minute” Video Series Now Online

“In a Brandwein Minute,” is a series of minute-long video explorations into the natural world led by interpretive naturalist Sara Mayes. These vignettes are designed to spur additional investigations and provide inspiration through images of the wonders of nature. Most of the videos were taken at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve, but their subject matter can be found in backyards and … Read More

Brandwein Institute Releases Statement on Social Justice

Brandwein Institute Statement on Social Justice As has become highly visible during recent injustices and protests, racism continues to harm individuals, families, and communities. The Brandwein Institute, as a national and international convener, catalyzer, and communicator of nature-based science education, supports social and environmental justice for all.  We commit to challenging and removing inequities as we advance nature-based science education … Read More

Brandwein Institute 2020 In-Person Activities Cancelled

The Brandwein Institute Board of Directors has cancelled all of the 2020 activities at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and conditions in Orange County, NY. We look forward to welcoming student science campers and resuming weekend activities in 2021. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates.

Richard Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University, will deliver the 2021 Brandwein Lecture at the 2021 National Science Teaching Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois

Richard Primack’s lecture topic is Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. He is currently investigating the impact of climate change on the flowering and leafing-out times of plants; the spring arrival of birds and the flight times of insects in Massachusetts, Japan, and South Korea; and the potential for ecological mismatches among species caused by climate change. The … Read More

E.O. Wilson Received the Brandwein Medal Remotely.

Since the National Science Teaching Association has cancelled its 2020 Annual Meeting, Edward O. Wilson received the 2020 Brandwein Medal remotely through the U.S. Postal Service. An Awards Ceremony in Boston is planned for a later date.  The medal is given in recognition of his lifetime of inspiring new generations to experience, embrace, and love nature. E.O. Wilson 2017 short … Read More

Free Software for Young Birders

Any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school can download the new version 7.7 of Thayer’s Birds of North America at NO COST. This amazing software, for Windows or Mac computers, features the 1007 birds that have been seen in the continental U.S. and Canada. The software includes over 6,600 color photos, 1,500 songs and calls, … Read More

#NatureForAll now has 280+ partner organizations

Updates on how #NatureForAll partners are working together to scale up the reach and impact of efforts to connect people with nature and inspire love, support and action for its conservation are in the September 2018 newsletter, available here. Through #NatureForAll blog posts and success stories, the newsletter reports on lessons learned, insider tips, and personal stories about inspiring ways … Read More