Lyceum at Silo City


Urban Ecological Regeneration

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Urban Ecological Regeneration Training

Urban Ecological Regeneration (UER) explores the combination of ecological science and innovative sustainability techniques in urban areas.   Participants will come to understand the contemporary relationships between natural and built environments and how to support ecological restoration efforts that are realistic, optimistic, and viable.  

This course is intended for professionals in the field who are looking to sharpen or learn new skills, college students looking to enhance their classroom experiences, and anyone interested in learning useful techniques and skills for urban ecological regeneration.  We offer this training to interested organizations and groups, by request. Click the button below for more information about the UER Training.

"Silo City - Buffalo, NY" © Mark Maio

"Silo City - Buffalo, NY" © Mark Maio

Silo City Photography Workshop

Join Mark Maio for this unique opportunity to photograph the six acres of abandoned grain elevators known as Silo City in Buffalo, NY. Attendees are given unrestricted access to explore these historically important remnants of Buffalo’s grain industry. Included in the workshop is unique access photographing the historic Colonel Ward Pump Station.   Click HERE for more information, and to register.

Photo © Joel Brenden

Photo © Joel Brenden

Silo City Reading Series

The Silo City Reading Series is a summer multidisciplinary poetry series which includes musical performances and visual art installations.  Since the summer of 2013, the Silo City Reading Series has brought visiting poets to perform alongside local poets, musicians, and artists inside the historic grains silos along the Buffalo River.  Visiting poets have included Ocean VuongMorgan ParkerNatalie ShaperoMaggie Smith, among other literary luminaries.  Click HERE for more information, and to register.