(Spring, 1999, pp. 3-5); copyright 1999 by The Nature Institute
Words of Dedication at the Founding Celebration
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!
Thank you for coming and for devoting your time to help found The Nature
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 researcherlike everybody elsedepends 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