BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg has two new HuffPost articles that could not be more important for carnivore awareness.

The first, “El Lobo’s Uncertain Future,” discusses the trials and tribulations of the Mexican Grey Wolf’s return to the wild.  March 23rd-30th marks the 17th anniversary of their recovery after becoming completely extinct in the wild in 1980.  There are a slew of social-political reasons that show their struggle is...

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Professor John Briggs, one of the original BEI fellows and editor of the 2015 spring issue of About Place, will be among some 40 participants at a gathering near Silicon Valley at Half Moon Bay, California, to discuss “Technologies of Transformation: Technology, Consciousness and the Future.” The gathering is sponsored by The Contemplative Alliance.

Launched by The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) in 2008, the Contemplative Alliance is an inter-spiritual movement grounded in contemplative practices and approaches with the goal of heightening awareness and generating actions to address the critical issues of our times. The Alliance seeks to accomplish this by creating an...

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“Safe Passages, or How Did the Grizzly Bear Cross the Road?” By Scholar Advisor Cristina Eisenberg

Have you ever wondered the statistics on wildlife crossing bridges over interstates and highways?  Cristina Eisenberg’s latest post on HuffPost tells us how they have done in Banff, “the crown jewel of the Canadian national parks”  A step that can make radical change in this one crucial area shows what can...

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Check out BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg’s new HuffPost article on the wolves of Yellowstone National Park!

Besides being the lead scientist at the Earthwatch Institute and a BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg has dedicated her life’s research to wolves and predators effects on ecosystems as well as fire.  Check out her latest post in HuffPost on the Yellowstone wolf pack and how they have adapted to adversity...

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Sign up to win a trip with BEI Scholar Cristina Eisenberg to Yellowstone National Park!

“Island Press is excited to announce the Rewilding Adventure sweepstakes, a once in a lifetime chance to join noted scientist Cristina Eisenberg for a field excursion to track wildlife including wolves, grizzlies, wolverines, lynx and cougars. From classroom discussion to hiking in Yellowstone National Park, the winner will learn not...

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BEI Scholar Liam Heneghan to help host University of DePaul’s “Rooted in Soil” Events Coming in the next couple of months!

“CHICAGO —(ENEWSPF)—February 13, 2015. Farmers, musicians, ecologists, photographers and artists will gather at the DePaul Art Museum in coming months to discuss environmental issues during the “Rooted in Soil” exhibition, which examines the human connection to soil. Events are free and open to the public and will be held at...

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Waldorf hosts Mary Swander, Poet Laureat of Iowa, Feb. 19

Waldorf College will host Mary Swander, poet laureate of Iowa, on Thursday, Feb. 19, as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series on campus. A light dinner reception, hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa will be 6-7 p.m. followed by a performance of Swander’s short production, “Map of my Kingdom,”...

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Debra Marquart, a BEI Fellow and Dakota native to hold writing workshop, “Our People. Our Places. Our Stories”

A North Dakota native turned writer and professor will lead a writing workshop in Rugby next month. Debra Marquart – a English professor and teacher in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Environment program at Iowa State University – will lead writing workshops titled “Our People. Our...

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The Black Earth Institute is seeking new fellows.

The Black Earth Institute will award 6 fellowships for 2015-2018 term. BEI, now 10 years old, is dedicated to supporting art in re-forging the links between spirit, earth and society. Art can create new space for changing minds and the world. Artists have played this role and BEI is dedicated...

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Check out BEI scholar Liam Heneghan and friend of BEI Curt Meine in “Conversations Around the Green Fire”

Conversations around the Green Fire are 10-20 minute original videos from in-depth interviews, short presentations, and bonus Green Fire footage. Connect with ideas from leading thinkers, as the Center for Humans and Nature continue the dialogue spurred by the Green Fire documentary. The Emmy award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo...

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Congratulations to Fellow Annie Finch on her poem “Conversation” which has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Based on a photo of two summer squash by Edward Weston that hangs in the Yale Art Gallery, the poem was originally commissioned for an exhibit of poems inspired by works in that collection. Here is the poem. Conversation Edward Weston’s “Squash,” 1936 “Delve for me, delve down, delve past...

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Regie O’Hare Gibson, Fellow Emeritus of the Black Earth Institute shares the stage with saxophonist Stan Strickland.

A poem inspired by his daughter goes nicely in front of a saxophonist Stan Strickland on Radio Boston. The poem titled, “Jazz People” is about little people who live inside instruments and come to life when the instrument is played. A month earlier Regie was broadcast live from the TEDxBoston...

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Interview with Mary Swander

(Dawson)We have on the phone BEI fellow and scholar, author, professor, and Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander to talk to her about her insights on performance.  At this year’s Black Earth Institute annual gathering of fellows and scholars we will be focusing on all types of performance and their place...

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Dr. Deborah Wood Holton Interview

Today we are here at Brigit Rest, the home of the Black Earth Institute in Black Earth, Wi and we are speaking to one of the original fellows of the Black Earth Institute, Dr. Deborah Wood Holton from DePaul University School for new Learning.

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