Fostering Healthy Communities 

through Connection with Nature

The Community Ecology Institute's initiatives are funded by a diverse group of individuals, foundations, and organizations. Please join them and contribute financially to our mission to create socially and ecologically healthy communities.  

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Work With Us
We are always looking to grow our fabulous team through Board of Directors opportunities, internships, and volunteers. Please contact us for more information!

Schedule a Visit From Us
Community Ecology Institute staff are available to give presentations on a variety of topics related to our mission, consult with communities on how to achieve their goals for socio-ecological health, and lead climate change education workshops. We tailor all of our offerings to your specific audience and needs, and encourage you to reach out to us with requests! 


Community Events
If you live in central Maryland, a great way to meet with members of the Community Ecology Institute and get a feel for the work we do is at a Sunday afternoon Columbia Families in Nature event.                      Visit for a schedule of upcoming events. The Watershed Exploration and Education events at the end of each month are a great chance to see civic ecology in action!

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We believe that we can accomplish more in genuine partnership with others. We’d love to hear from you!