Ecology

       Our Philosophy: Leave half for other life.
 
 
Wild space must accompany built space for our own survival.  Locally, this begins with securing a rich biodiversity, creating space for other live to thrive, and opportunities for us to engage.  Globally, his means we set aside half of the planet for other life.
The biosphere theme of Leap Lab is about Biophila, a term describing the human affinity for other living things, from a walk in the woods, companionship with domestic animals, to the ecosystem services nature provides for our sustenance.  Understanding biophilic relationships between nature and human existence, science and society, will help define the complexity of human needs and conservation goals.  
 
Here we tackle preserving and rebuilding natural space, ending human-caused extinctions, and create opportunities for the public to understand and explore natural history and conservation.