All News Press Releases Rural RamblerStaple Pulse

Rural Action collaborates with local students on chimney swift project

Jeffrey Baker, a science teacher for the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center’s ALPHA School Program, said the project began about six years ago after ... Read More

Rural Action and Solid Ground School come together to teach lessons in phenology

By Amy Nicolai, Rural Action Environmental Education AmeriCorps Member

During the 2021–’22 and 2022–’23 school years, Solid Ground School and Rural Action’s Environmental Education ... Read More

Matt conducting water sampling in a creek

Field Notes: On Water

Written by Joe Brehm, Chief Program Officer

For many years, Nate Schlater’s email was, which always struck me as significant. Something akin to ... Read More

Field Notes: February Joy

By Joe Brehm, Chief Program Officer

When I asked participants at a recent animal tracking workshop hosted by Appalachian Understories what they really wanted to ... Read More

Volunteering, NestWatch, and Thoughts of Spring

By Dan Vorisek, Environmental Education Director

On a day that brought the first wind and snow of the season to Athens, a group of Rural Action ... Read More

people hiking in the woods

EE Takes it to the Edge

By Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps AORC Member

The Rural Action Environmental Education team (plus Trevor from Camp Oty’Okwa) road-tripped to the Edge of Appalachia’s Eulett Center for ... Read More

Exploring the heritage of our region

Written by Amy Nicolai, AmeriCorps Member

On the chilly (but very sunny) morning of Nov. 22, Rural Action’s Environmental Education team visited two local spots to ... Read More

Appalachian Educators Explore New Ways to Connect Nature to the Classroom

The pristine autumn fall colors and Burr Oak Lake served as the backdrop for the Appalachian Green Teachers Conference, held in late October each year ... Read More

Kylee takes a photo on her phone using the iNaturalist app

Four Thousand Species Identified in Local Bioblitz

Imagine a summer morning: a cool breeze, warm sunlight on your skin. You are walking through the forest, in silent awe at the massiveness of ... Read More

Banner logo image for 2021 annual report

Creating the Next Generation of Appalachian Leaders

“Wow! That’s a great idea.”

It’s a phrase Rural Action Environmental Education Director Joe Brehm utters often. In this instance, he was responding to a co-worker’s ... Read More

Media Contact

For media inquiries please contact:
Alexandria Polanosky | Media and Communications Director | 740-677-4047 ext. 140 |