This edition of The Merry Leaflet highlights Merry Lea from a board member's point of view, a deep-dive into the Glacial Retreat Center and highlights from this past year. You can also learn more about what our nature preschoolers have been up to lately as well as our undergraduate students. Also featured is a farm-to-table recipe & staff updates!
Spring 2023 Leaflet
This edition of The Merry Leaflet features Conservation Leadership School reflections, Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) updates, and what's been going on at the Merry Lea Teaching Farm. You can also read about other Merry Lea updates such as our new website, summer research students, strategic planning, our team, and more. Also featured is a volunteer spotlight!
Fall 2022 Leaflet
The issue focuses on highlights from this past summer, including our first Indiana Junior and Teen Indiana Master Naturalist camp and the work of our Agroecology Summer Intensive students. You can also read about how we are fulfilling our founder’s vision of Merry Lea serving as a place for undergraduate research.
Winter 2023 Leaflet
This issue of The Merry Leaflet features how Merry Lea is ensuring a sustainable and resilient future for years to come! Also featured are highlights from our graduate student’s intercultural experience in the Bahamas, a behind the scenes look of our 2023-2026 strategic action planning process and academic updates.
This issue of The Merry Leaflet highlights memorable experiences for the graduate students on their journey as environmental educators through their words and reflections. Witness their transformation from first-day nerves to realizing their capability and potential in providing meaningful environmental education to different audiences.
You won't want to miss the newest issue of The Merry Leaflet: our five graduate students wrote amazing reflections for this edition! Experience the wintery world at Merry Lea and beyond as our master's students in environmental education share about teaching winter field trips, personal poetry and their transformed relationships with nature during this season.
This issue features the Sustainability Leadership Semester, as the program celebrates 10 years this fall! As part of Honoring the Headwaters: 10 Years of SLS, we reflect on its transformational learning, including alumni testimonies. Relive the festivities of Enchanted Forest and stay up to date with the Merry Lea team: including Environmental Educator Carol Good-Elliott celebrating 20 years of service!
This summer issue of The Merry Leaflet features the agroecology students and their culminating celebration with a farm to table dinner. Learn about the projects our student researchers conducted this summer and the legacy of Mary Linton upon Merry Lea.
The newest issue of The Merry Leaflet gives an inside look into the fun-filled Nature Fest, a spring celebration where multiple Merry Lea program areas came together to pull off. We honor the master's in environmental education cohort that graduated in May and pay tribute to one of Merry Lea's founders, Mary Jane Rieth.
This newsletter features our very own Kerry Goodrich, who celebrated 40 years of service as Merry Lea's property supervisor this past year. Hear about the many ways our volunteers contribute to Merry Lea, including the experiences of Julie Davidson, who has been with us for 20 years. If you've ever had food from Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, you know how tasty it is - we share a couple recipes that you can make while you learn about the many ways our farm's food enriches our programs and people.