ECOcentric Lecture Series | Growing and Gardening with Nature

ECOcentric Lecture Series | Get out of your head and into nature!

Spreading ecological awareness, fostering environmental literacy, and inspiring activation.

Ecocentric is defined as having a serious concern for environmental issues. It is a mindset that values the entire environment and all life within rather than only what is useful to humans. In other words, it is a deliberate shift toward the balance that can be achieved when we make nature our center rather than ourselves.

The human experience is heightened when we nurture our fundamental relationship with the earth. As we navigate a rapidly changing world, fighting ecological unconsciousness will be paramount to our success and sustainability as a species. Join us in this series as we learn more about the natural world and explore the actions we can all take at home to seek harmony with nature.

Through a variety of educational lectures and immersive field experiences with WCT staff and professionals, adults will gain a holistic foundation in four major conservation topics: birds and wildlife, regenerative farming, watersheds, and habitat stewardship. Students will gain a sense of ecological awareness and feel empowered to enact change in their own lives.


ECOcentric Lecture Series: Growing and Gardening with Nature

Welcome to our new ECOcentric Lecture Series! Education Programs Manager Blake Goll will introduce this collection of lectures and experiences geared towards adults who want to gain a deeper knowledge and connection to the natural world. In this first experience, we’ll learn about some of the concepts behind regenerative agriculture and the ecocentric land ethic we model at Rushton Woods Preserve and Farm. We’ll explore the parallels of how our yards can also help achieve balance and support ecosystems. After touring the fields and greenhouse with Fred de Long, Director of Community Farm Program, participants will learn how to start their own garden.

Price: $35
Style: Lecture plus in-field experience. Please dress accordingly.



Apr 03 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Rushton Conservation Center
915 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, PA


Willistown Conservation Trust