Institute for Ecological Regeneration
The Institute for Ecological Regeneration, under the umbrella of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, will be committed to bringing renewal and vitality to ecosystems through research and education. Humankind is part of – not separate from – local, regional, national and global ecosystems. Humans have adversely impacted many natural systems — necessitating the call for transformative practices. The institute will study natural history, biotic and abiotic systems and the intersecting human dynamics. The institute will use the best investigative techniques and apply imagination to achieve an improved care and stewardship of creation. Principles of faith and shalom will guide the choice of actions to bring regeneration to ecological issues.