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Jenny Price

Research Scholar since 1998

I continue to be very active as a founding member of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an interdisciplinary collective that is part performance art and part public education, which deploys the iconic American park ranger persona–friendly, knowledgeable, civic-minded, and endearingly gee-whiz–to interpret the whats, whys, and could-bes of our home megalopolis and to equip others to do likewise in the places where they live.

Price received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1998 with a focus on the environment, the American West, and writing history. She is a freelance writer and she gives tours of the Los Angeles River on her own and as part of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an art-performance educational group. She has published a book called Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America (1999) and has also written several book chapters including “Looking for Nature at the Mall: A Field Guide to the Nature Company” in Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature (1995) and “A Natural History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo” in The Nature of Nature: New Essays from America’s Finest Writers on Nature (1994). She is also a contributing writer to LA Observed, Sunset, the Los Angeles Times, GOOD, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, among many other publications. She recently began writing a satirical environmental advice column called “Green Me Up, J.J." for LA Observed. She was quoted in an article  from the Daily Bruin about the LA Rangers: "Urban Rangers explore L.A. coast from an environmental perspective, promoting public education." 

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