"To inspire a life-long commitment to the Earth by educating for environmental responsibility, conserving and restoring the balance of natural communities and advancing the ethic that the Earth must be respected and nurtured."
Jody Cardamone with a barn owl. c1977
Our work is to build a community of knowledgeable, motivated and capable environmental stewards.
Knowledgeable - We share an intimate knowledge of the language of place and build ecological literacy.
Motivated - We help make emotional connections through experiences in nature and by showing the importance of robust ecosystems to environmental and human health.
Capable - We develop and share the skills needed to be careful stewards of our local environment, accomplishing this through hands-on work to protect and restore the balance of ecosystems.