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Kerrplunk
Kerrplunk Experiential Education Permaculture Design

Kerrplunk

Kerrick Lucker earned a Master of Arts in Museum Education from John F. Kennedy University in 2008. Since then he has been driven to apply his background in creating and supporting effective educational experiences to some of the world’s most pressing ecological and cultural problems. With Atelier.KathleenBrown, he has worked on projects for the Museum of the African Diaspora and the GLBT Historical Society, among others. Presently he works as an Interpretive Naturalist with the Aquarium of the Bay and contributes to community gardening and permaculture education efforts in San Francisco.

Experiential Education

We know learning has happened when we have an experience and our behavior changes as a result. Learning happens when we recognize an experience as meaningful and significant. Meaningful and significant experiences can happen in a classroom—but they happen even more powerfully outside the classroom, in the outdoors, connecting with other people, or when we are pursuing our passions.

Permaculture Design

Permaculture is the design modality of creating optimal human systems based on the patterns inherent in natural ecosystems. It is most famously a way of designing gardens so that each element supports, and is supported by, the others—the principles of permaculture design can as easily be applied to strategic planning, teaching, and community development.

Working for a future that includes us

22nd Aug 2012
Found interesting: For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe by Winona LaDuke

Found interesting: For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe by Winona LaDuke

Thought I’d share this post: The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change...

22nd Aug 2012
Found interesting: Paradise lost in Palau: Island nation fights back against climate change by William Brangham

Found interesting: Paradise lost in Palau: Island nation fights back against climate change by William Brangham

Thought I’d share this post: A few of Palau’s hundreds of tropical islands. (Photo by Nick Lucey.) The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau is a paradise on Earth. This...

16th Aug 2012
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A new friend

I made a new friend today. He’s a male (I believe) praying mantis of the Stagmomantis genus, probably californica. It may be a young one—it was I believe about 6cm...

23rd Jan 2012
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I claim this post for SCIONS!

This weekend I went to the Golden Gate chapter of the California Rare Fruit Grower’s Scion Exchange, and if that is gobbledegook to you you are not alone but you...

07th Mar 2011
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Why Take the Train

I’ve just returned to the Bay Area from my trip to Florida by train, and I can report that while the US passenger rail system is, in the words of...

08th Feb 2011
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Shrubs for Livestock Forage for Mixed Species Grazing

I’ve been flipping through this book online as I’ve been researching drought-tolerant plants suitable for creating a silvipasture system for goats and chickens. My plan is to design a management-intensive...

04th Feb 2011
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Selecting Species for Coppice Firewood

With all the snowstorms blanketing much of the US right now, I feel a bit guilty that I’m still visiting family in Florida, where I grew up and where it...

02nd Feb 2011
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Introduction to Permaculture Course

Just a short note to say I’m very pleased with the students in my introduction to permaculture course at New College of Florida this January. As so often happens in...