Merry Leaflet

Spring 2022

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.

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Winter 2022

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.

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Fall 2021

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!

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Summer 2021

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.

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Spring 2021

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.

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Winter 2021

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.

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Fall 2020

This fall issue features undergraduate students in the Sustainability Leadership Semester, who recently delivered presentations on their proposals for community development in a Fort Wayne neighborhood. Did you know Merry Lea runs an after-school program? Discover PROWL’s beginnings and how it’s adapted during the pandemic. Learn about one of Merry Lea’s new education programs by channeling your inner detective as kindergartners explore living and nonliving things in their schoolyard.

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Summer 2020

The summer 2020 Merry Leaflet features the Environmental Education Outreach team, whose nature-based programs and trainings provide hope and practical solutions amid the pandemic. Get to know the summer farm crew, who took over projects and helped run the farm during an unconventional summer. Learn how the graduate students have been exploring their new surroundings as they participate in safe, outdoor classes in person.

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Spring 2020

These are unconventional times, but much has happened at Merry Lea that offers hope and vision for the future. The first cohort of the Sustainability and Environmental Education Department of Goshen College graduated in April. The education team and master’s students are creating online learning opportunities. A new executive director was hired. And spring is blooming!

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Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 Merry Leaflet follows students in last fall’s Sustainability Leadership Semester as they explore gravel pits, learn about food councils, talk with government officials and make pizzas in a wood-fired oven. You’ll also accompany our nature preschoolers as they encounter a dead deer and watch ibises in flight in the Bahamas.

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