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

21st Jun 2010
Sometimes a chore is a chore

Sometimes a chore is a chore

I like my work here at Emerald Earth. Most of it. From my weekly cooking and cleaning shifts to pulling weeds and planting seedlings, most of what I do every...

13th Jun 2010
Catch-up post

Catch-up post

Welcome to the first week of summer here at Emerald Earth. We’ve had a much longer rainy season than usual here; we even had some cool rainy days last week....

14th May 2010
Now for an amusing interlude

Now for an amusing interlude

It was nine o’clock on a moonless night. The sky was still slightly aglow, and I could see Venus following the sun down in the west between two silhouetted redwoods....

13th May 2010
Killing Thunder: Part II

Killing Thunder: Part II

Read Part I first. I had a discussion a few weeks ago with Erica about why it matters that we ritualize around killing animals for food. It doesn’t matter to...

12th May 2010
Killing Thunder: Part I

Killing Thunder: Part I

This morning when I woke up I was a person who had never seen an animal killed for food. Tonight I am a person who has helped to kill and...

02nd May 2010
Happy Beltane

Happy Beltane

After several rainy and changeable days, yesterday dawned bright and windy. Emerald Earth fairly vibrated with intense excitement and joy. I think even the animals were feeling it. The newly...

16th Apr 2010
What it’s like at Emerald Earth

What it’s like at Emerald Earth

This is what it’s like right now at Emerald Earth–it’s Friday afternoon, and we should be in the sunny garden turning in some soil amendments to prepare a bed for...

05th Apr 2010
This is a rescue mission

This is a rescue mission

(I’m appropriating the title of this post from the masturbation fantasy that was The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison.) The good news about everything that is unsustainable is that, by definition,...

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