Pollywogs Nature Playschool(PNP), is a licensed home-based childcare program, offering a small unique Play & Nature-Based preschool program as well as a Forest School Enrichment program, an after-school Nature Club & Summer Session program.
PNP was founded & is operated by Rhonda Pollock. Rhonda has been working with and connecting children with nature since 1998.
The Civic Ecology Lab offers online courses and networking opportunities for sustainability, education, youth and community development, and other environmental professionals and volunteers of all incomes and nationalities. We also conduct research to understand equitable models for online and hybrid sustainability education and professional networking. Civic Ecology Lab online courses integrate content, peer-peer, and project-based learning.
Our work centers on the role of civic ecology practices in communities facing social and environmental stresses, including those related to climate change and poverty.
We also seek to understand and support learning that occurs through engagement in civic ecology practices — learning about how people in cities and other harsh environments contribute to biological and cultural diversity, ecosystem services, community wellness, adaptive co-management, and more broadly social-ecological systems resilience.