Two-week Summer Science Camps and Sundays at the Preserve, featuring various naturalists and activities, were held at the BNLP. Kasey Stankunas was elected to the Board of Directors. David Bavoso was elected to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors Succession Plan went into effect on January 1, 2019 with three members retiring to Emeritus Status: Henry Burger (Chairman), … Read More
The Institute hosted a three-day conference, “Inspiring a New Generation North American Summit” that was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. Nearly 200 participants came from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as well as few few from other countries, including Brazil, Peru, Australia, Italy, and China.
Mark Schaefer and Lisa Cashel Janeway were elected to the Board of Directors.
Upon completion of the trails, boardwalks, pavilions, information kiosks, and benches, the formal dedication of BNLP was held. Dan Bisaccio and Brad Smith were elected to the Board of Directors.
The Board funded the creation of interpretive trails on a 30-acre parcel of the Rutgers Creek Conservancy, and an official ground breaking ceremony was held. The property was designated as the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve (BNLP).
The Board funded an Advisory Board meeting for the Build San Francisco Network. The Advisory Board, consisting of luminaries in the field of conservation, planned an architectural design program for students along with a training program for teachers. The Institute Outreach Office was opened at the historic Callahan House, Milford, PA, in cooperation with the National Park Service.
Proceedings from the Conservation Learning Summit were printed and distributed. A press briefing was held in May to announce the results of the CLS. Richard Louv was the featured speaker. The Institute Board of Directors approved the “Brandwein Medal” to be given each year to an individual or organization whose focus is in keeping with Paul and Mary Brandwein’s commitment … Read More
The Conservation Learning Summit (CLS) was held, November 4-6, with representatives from 75 government agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropy, and business, to discuss critical issues of conservation education and the workforce.
The Institute Board of Directors voted to host a conference on conservation education to commemorate a conference held 40 years previous, led by Paul Brandwein and his colleagues at the Pinchot Institute. An Advisory Committee, comprising members from many organizations, collaborated in the planning of the Conservation Learning Summit.
The third Summer Leadership Institute held, July 18-28, with 20 teachers and numerous resource people. Kelly Nolan, an instructor for the summer institutes, wrote a report entitled A Rapid Assessment of the Upper Class C(T) Reach of the Rutgers Creek, Orange County, New York, which summarized the results of aquatic and terrestrial studies on Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy, conducted July … Read More
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