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Author: The Ecology School / Philip Mathieu

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A podcast about environmental education and the places it takes us. Host Philip Mathieu speaks with guests connected to the work of The Ecology School, an environmental education non-profit based in Saco, ME. Hear how an experience teaching can impact lives and careers in interesting and sometimes unexpected ways.
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In this episode, we resume our conversation with Drew Dumsch, president, CEO, and original co-founder of The Ecology School. This week, we dive into the evolution from small, seasonal environmental education program to year-round residential campus, and why the Living Community Challenge was a logical next step.Links from this Episode:The Ecology School at River Bend FarmMaine’s Ecology School takes unlikely lead in Living Community ChallengeThe Ecology School Breaks Ground on Most Sustainable Building in the NortheastTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
In this first episode of Season 2, we begin a conversation with Drew Dumsch, president, CEO, and original co-founder of The Ecology School. This week, we cover Drew's personal narrative, and some of the foundational ideas of ecology education.Part II of this conversation will be released next week.Links from this Episode:Founding Stories: The Norma Harrison Wing at River Bend FarmTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
A quick update on the upcoming second season of Ecology is Everywhere. In the coming weeks, we'll go beyond interviewing former educators to engaging with the larger community of people and organizations that support the work of environmental education.To learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Scott Courcelle shares his journey from environmental educator to farmer, and introduces us to the agricultural projects getting started at River Bend Farm.Links from this Episode:Alchemy Gardens (Shrewsbury, VT)Shrewsbury Agricultural Education & Arts Foundation (SAGE)What's Up Next for the Farm: Soil Health and CultivationTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Kyle Brooks shares about his work in public relations for Wayne National Forest, one of Ohio's largest natural areas.Links from this Episode:Wayne National ForestKyle M. Brooks (personal site)To learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Joel Alex tells the story of his transformation from environmental educator to food industry entrepreneur, and highlights the impact that his experience teaching human ecology had on that journey.Links from this Episode:Blue Ox MalthouseTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Steve Signell, one of the founders of The Ecology School, shares memories from the early years, and reveals how his experience in education went on to inform his work as a GIS specialist.Links from this Episode:Frontier Spatial (Website and Portfolio)Adirondack AtlasTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Kyle King illustrates how experiential learning around sustainability plays out in the classroom at Green School, and shares the story of how he ended up teaching there.Links from this Episode:Green SchoolBio BusTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Andie Bisceglia relates her experience working at the intersection of food equity and education, including through Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia.Links from this Episode:Campus Kitchen at the University of GeorgiaNature Nuggets: Learning Activities for Your Own BackyardTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Gabby Queenan shares how her experience teaching outside gave her the skills to succeed as Policy Director for the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance.Links from this Episode:Massachusetts Rivers AllianceTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
John Ibsen (aka Johno) shares how his experience with food systems education led him to a career in woodworking, and how ecological narratives emerge in his work.Links from this Episode:Quercus WoodworkingAmerican Chestnut restoration efforts at the University of New EnglandA Deeper Look At River Bend Farm's Forest EcosystemTo learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
Welcome to the first season of Ecology is Everywhere, a podcast about environmental education and the places it takes us.To learn more about The Ecology School, visit theecologyschool.org.Support the show (https://theecologyschool.org/support)
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