For over ten years I have photographed the animals of Green Chimneys for a calendar series published by Scholastic. In 2014 we published a hardcover picture book designed by the legendary Hans Teensma and featuring this ongoing body of work with reflections on the animals by the kids going to school there.
Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world, especially animals.
Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, NY, with a second campus in Carmel, NY, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. Green Chimneys services include an accredited special education school on two campuses; residential treatment center; nature-based therapeutic programs; community-based support for youth and families; and public education and recreation opportunities for people of all ages.