Brandwein Institute Summer Activities Postponed

The Brandwein Institute Board of Directors has postponed all of the summer 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 in 2021 and hope weekend activities can be rescheduled for the fall of 2020. We will make that decision on September … Read More

Brandwein Institute Director authors Citizen Science article in Pathways

“The Value of Mentors: Family Citizen Science at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve,” by Dan Bisaccio, appears in the Summer 2019 issue of Pathways, the official publication of the New York State Outdoor Education Association. Read the article here. More about Family Citizen Science at the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve.  

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