The Biocitizen Blog

Jun 17 2024
Published by under Flora and Fauna, Westhampton

Biocitizen, based in Westhampton, MA, provides educational services within the field of environmental philosophy, including operating a school that teaches this subject in both traditional indoor classroom settings and outdoors at local, national and international sites. Biocitizen also conducts scholarly research, develops curricula and syllabi, trains teachers, and performs public outreach through a website, lectures and presentations, and the creation and dissemination of educational materials in print and other media.

  • Biocitizen Banter #10: A Discussion with Connecticut River Defenders
    31 March 2024 @ 5:03 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. What can we do to improve the vivacity of the Connecticut River? In this episode, Kurt Heidinger listens as Connecticut River Defenders Theresa Turner, Gary Selden, Dodo Melnikov […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #9: Was Aldo Leopold a Racist? A Discussion with TT Wright
    18 February 2024 @ 2:57 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. Was Aldo Leopold a racist? In this episode, Kurt Heidinger raises the question with  TT Wright, an advanced PhD candidate in the Religion and Philosophy department of the […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #8: Baird Callicott and Ricardo Rozzi on Leopold’s “Biotic Citizen” and “Land Organism”
    19 February 2021 @ 6:04 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. In this episode Executive Director Kurt Heidinger discusses the meanings of Aldo Leopold’s “biotic citizen” and “land organism” with foremost ecosophists: Baird Callicott is a founder of the […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #6: The Biopolitics of COVID-19 with Jerry Phillips
    16 September 2020 @ 6:33 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. In this episode, The Biopolitics of COVID-19, Kurt Heidinger interviews Dr. Jerry Phillips, literature professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Our contexts: 1) “[The UN agency’s […]
  • Bear Pool Vandalized
    12 June 2020 @ 10:11 am
    Bear Pool is a place beloved. It is not only beautiful but is home to a variety of endangered and threatened species. It is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is to say by you. What do you think about this? For many years, Biocitizen students have learned about its incredible vitality, and studied […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #4: Interview with Javiera Malebrán Muñoz, Educator at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in Cape Horn!
    13 May 2020 @ 3:03 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. In this episode Ex. Director Dr. Kurt Heidinger interviews Javiera Malebrán Muñoz who has been teaching Field Environmental Philosophy for the past 5 years at the Omora […]
  • Giving Tuesday & Summer Update
    5 May 2020 @ 9:42 am
    Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salmon Rushdie Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff, Friends—Community, All of us here at Biocitizen hope you […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #2: Interview with Eugene Hargrove, Founder of Environmental Ethics
    22 April 2020 @ 3:16 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. In this episode, Kurt Heidinger interviews Eugene Hargrove, who founded the journal Environmental Ethics, authored  Foundation of Environmental Ethics, and played a major role in establishing Environmental […]
  • Biocitizen Banter #1: Interview with Ricardo Rozzi, Co-Founder of the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve
    5 April 2020 @ 5:59 pm
    Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. Our first podcast features an interview of Ricardo Rozzi by Kurt Heidinger.
  • The Biotic Commonwealth
    17 March 2020 @ 12:29 pm
    The Biotic Commonwealth, and how we participate in, and co-create, it:   1) We are citizens of states and nations, and have identities structured as such. > Nations are a recent social construction; the kind we are familiar with were invented around 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, Adam Smith published “Wealth […]

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