In 1999 the REC celebrated the 10th anniversary of its foundation in 1990. While some believe that even the concept of time and its passing is an artificial device unique to humans, the natural environment abounds in examples of how time is marked. Rings on tree trunks, high-water marks on banks of streams, whorls on a snail’s shell, the varying lengths of days and nights — some are seasonal, others related to an event, but they all represent ways of measuring time, growth and change.
Annual Report 1999: The First Ten Years
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