The mission of the Natural History Network is to promote the value of natural history by discussing and disseminating ideas and techniques on its successful practice to educators, scientists, artists, writers, the media, and the public at large.
The Natural History Network was established in 2007 to promote the value of natural history by discussing and disseminating ideas and techniques on its successful practice to educators, scientists, artists, writers, the media, and the public at large. That same year we created the peer-reviewed, on-line Journal of Natural History Education, which has subsequently been renamed Journal of Natural History Education and Experience to reflect its expanded scope.
In September of 2008, the Network organized the symposium A Renaissance of Natural History in Human Ecology at the annual meeting of the interdisciplinary Society for Human Ecology in Bellingham, Washington. This was followed in August of 2009 by an Organized Oral Session entitled Natural History: The Basis for Ecological Understanding and a Global Sustainable Society, and an associated collaborative workshop, Next Steps Toward a Natural History Renaissance, at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both of these events played to packed audiences, and were accompanied by widespread calls from participants for the Network to continue and expand. We have done both.
The network now includes a wide range of members, both institutional and individual, and a diverse group of of advisers from the sciences, arts and humanities, all of whom are passionate about strengthening the practice and use of natural history.
Natural History Network
PO Box 533
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609