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In Context #1 (Spring, 1999, pp. 3-5); copyright 1999 by The Nature Institute

Words of Dedication at the Founding Celebration
Henrike Holdrege

On September 20, 1998, sixty-five people came together at the meeting hall of Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, New York, for the Founding Celebration of The Nature Institute. The following welcome to all attendees was delivered by Henrike Holdrege, a member of the founding board of the Institute. She spoke on behalf of the other board members as well: John Barnes, Craig Holdrege, and Teresa Woods.

Good morning and welcome!

Dear Friends,

Thank you for coming and for devoting your time to help found The Nature Institute.

Before researchers can do their research they have to have slept, have to have eaten and seen to it that their children are well taken care of. A researcher—like everybody else—depends in his or her work on the huge amount of work other people do. At a certain age one of our children developed a keen interest in where the things that surrounded