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Prescott, Arizona, Sep 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prescott, Arizona: On September 6, the City of Prescott celebrated the opening of the Ecosa City Trail in the heart of the Granite Dells. This new trail was made possible when the Ecosa Institute acquired a 67-acre Granite Dells property in 2015 to use for educational purposes. Ecosa subsequently granted a public trail easement across the…
Dr. Jeremy Johnson, a faculty member in the department of environmental studies at Prescott College, is also a biogeography and landscape genetics researcher and educator. As Johnson stated, “I am a forest ecologist and geneticist with a broad range of teaching and research interests, who aims to understand the spatial and temporal patterns of how forests respond to the multiple threats…
Every year in the communities of Punta Chueca and Desemboque; New Year celebrations begin on the eve of June 30th and culminate on the night of July 1st. During two days of celebration these communities are filled with songs and dances. The summer sun and the clear night skies accompany the attendees of this iconic celebration of the Comcaac Nation. At the beginning of June, the families in…
Dr. Jeanine Canty, an alumna of the Prescott College MAP program in Cultural Ecopsychology and current Associate Professor in Environmental Studies and Environmental Leadership and Core Faculty for Naropa University has just published a collection of essays called Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Information on the volume can be found here: …
This year’s AAEE conference will be held September 12th-14th on the Prescott College campus, located in Prescott, Arizona. Dr. Centáe Richards, Associate Dean of Education and Professional Preparation at Prescott College will keynote this year’s conference. Formal, non-formal and non-traditional educators, as well as anyone with an interest in environmental education are encouraged to attend.…
Photo by Ashley Ulrich  Ashley Ulrich recently graduated from Prescott College with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a marine emphasis. She spent much of her education at the Kino Bay Center taking classes like Marine Conservation, Marine Biology, and Spanish Intensive and Cultural Immersion. For her senior project and final semester, she chose to return to the Center…
(Español abajo) The Gulf of California class wrapped up the semester with final projects on pollination and mapping with GIS (geographic information systems).  The projects focusing on pollination required each student to design a field experiment using the scientific method. Students designed experiments around various desert plants and pollinators, like Cardon Cactus and moth species. Photo by…
The Ecosa Institute announced that its programs and curriculum will now be offered through Prescott College. “The mission, values, and goals of Ecosa and Prescott College are totally aligned,” said Ecosa President Jessica Hernreich. “Now our students will have the option to receive full college credit for the Ecosa semester”. “Ecosa is the leading Regenerative Ecological Design program in the…
Photos and story by Ashley Ulrich - Photos y Historia por Ashley Ulrich  (Español Abajo) The Prescott College semester is well underway, and students in the Gulf of California Semester are immersed in topics from pollinator species research to the geological history of the Gulf. The students were especially impacted by their four-day expedition to visit some of the most remote of the Midriff…