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Engaging science, culture, and community for ecological restoration.

Limited supply of native plants, stop by during office hours to inquire about native plants. 

Upcoming Events

Join us Tuesday, July 30 for our second community lecture

The Tetrahedron of Sustainability: Value-based solutions to the conflicts inherent in Sustainable Development

This presentation models a solution to the inherent conflicts in sustainable community development, providing organizations with a framework to guide development toward flourishing and away from conflict. Building on Scott Campbell's Planner’s Triangle, this model identifies three primary conflicts: the resource conflict, which involves balancing economic growth with environmental protection; the property conflict, which entails maintaining natural capital while promoting social sustainability; and the development conflict, which focuses on encouraging economic growth while enhancing equity The Tetrahedron expands this model to transcend conflict and reframe sustainability as flourishing.

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Michael Ferber has been wrestling with the concept of "Sustainability" for decades, beginning from the perspective of a county planner and a Professor in an Urban and Regional Planning course at West Virginia University in the early 2000s. He moved to Canada in 2008 to become Director of Environmental Studies at The King's University in Edmonton, AB, where he continued to help students think through the complexities of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Are you a teen or an adult looking for a chance to volunteer?  Join us any or all Fridays from June 21 to August 30 for collecting seeds on the Prairie, 10 AM to 2 PM.  One group will head out to the Prairie around 10 AM and another group, if we have enough volunteers, will head out around 12 PM

This is a great chance to get outside and see how nature changes over the course of eleven weeks.  

We recommend wearing leather or rubber shoes that go to the ankle or above, long pants, and a hat.  Dry grass seeds can easily make their way into mesh and fabric shoes and socks, and there is no shade on the prairie.  

We also recommend bringing water, sunscreen, and even a friend!