Nature is all around you – even in the concrete jungle.
Nature in a New York Minute is an educational web series about nature in the city. Underneath the honking horns and towering skyscrapers of our metropolitan areas lives a vibrant community of earth, plants, and the animals – and people – that depend on them. With short episodes, approximately one minute in length, Nature in a New York Minute infuses quick bites of nature into our awareness and demonstrates that nature is all around us, even in the concrete jungle.
The Producer and Host
Kelly Rypkema is Founder and Creative Director of Frog in My Pocket Productions, a media production company specializing in science programming. Drawing on her 15-year career in environmental education, Kelly creates engaging content focused on connecting people with the nature around them. She produces and hosts Nature in a New York Minute, a video series about nature in the city, and has worked with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and the award-winning North Star Academy in Newark. As a professional Naturalist, Kelly has trained teams of trail guides, created experiential programs for children and families, and developed nature training workshops for teachers. She is a certified Wilderness First Responder, and has guided hikes in both urban and remote areas, from birdwatching tours through wastewater treatment facilities to day trips through Big Bend National Park. Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Biology with a focus on ecology and animal behavior.