We were recently discussing what to call time spent connected to nature. One research article compared “green time” to “screen time”. It is a clever rhyme but this time of year it is hard to think of time outside as green time. More like “gray time”. If we are being a little more generous about how colorful the world is here this time of year “brown time” might work. Whatever you call it some green, gray, and brown in our lives is very beneficial. This is especially true if you share this time with someone else.
From a seed to a sapling. That is what it feels like right now as Rochester Ecology Partners enters a new stage of growth. In the last two months we had our first big event, added a board member, brought new people onto our team, moved into an office for the summer, and have worked with our partners to launch the Neighborhood Nature Summer Program.
It feels good to be getting out and doing things to fulfill our mission of helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play through nature-based learning and community building!