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Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 2020 Troy Owl Structure Groundbreaking

Below are links and photos from the 10/14/20 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Owl structure at the Stage Nature Center. Thank you to the Nature Society Board of Directors for their strong leadership in recognizing the benefits these owls bring to the Nature Center's educational programming. A special thank you to the Troy City Council, management and staff and to the taxpayers of Troy for their financial support of this project.

The Troy Times carried a front-page story on the groundbreaking. Click here to read the story.

Click here to make a charitable donation to the Troy Nature Society Owl Fund.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Troy Nature Uncorked 2020 Virtual Fundraiser

The Troy Nature Society (TNS) holds its annual Nature Uncorked Wine & Beer Tasting event every fall to support the Stage Nature Center. Recently members of the TNS Board of Directors and members of the Nature Uncorked Committee made the necessary decision to cancel this year’s in-person event which was scheduled to be held on Friday, November 6th. While we are committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy and doing our part to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are also determined to stay the course and continue raising funds to support the Nature Center. We are asking your support of this year’s Virtual Nature Uncorked fundraiser with a “virtual ticket” contribution made online or check sent by direct mail. Your generous contribution will go a long ways towards supporting the activities of the Nature Center. More information is available at

Monday, August 31, 2020

Oakland Community College Fall Semester 2020

I'm beginning my third semester teaching Macroeconomics at Oakland Community College. The video below provides an overview of Harvard Economics Professor Greg Mankiw's "10 Principles of Economics."