Hello, I am a naturalist, citizen-scientist, and informal ecological educator. I enjoy interpreting animal track and sign; photographing fauna, flora, and landscapes; and recording natural sound...and perhaps more importantly sharing my love of the natural world around me.
Some of my naturalist credentials follow:
* Program Provider of active outdoor nature programs on Maine's cultural and natural history (October 2008-October 2010), Road Scholar Programs of Elderhostel Inc., * Founder and Director of The Wolf Inquiry Project (Summer 2008 and 2009), a citizen science project recording howling surveys and using bioaccoustic analysis to inquire into the presence of gray wolf in Maine's North Woods. * Program Director, Adult Programs (June 2004-October 2008), University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Tanglewood 4H Camp & Learning Center, Lincolnville, ME. * Wildlife Technician, Snow track surveys of Canada Lynx (December 2006-April 2007) Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. *Wildlife Technician, Howling Surveys and Scat and Track surveys in search of gray wolf in Maine's North Woods (June 2003-September 2004), National Wildlife Federation, The Northeast Regional Center. *Registered Maine Guide since 2005.
I have recently been accepted into Lesley University's master's program in Ecological Teaching and Learning which I will begin in July 2012. My focus is to explore new frontiers in ecological teaching, using common and new technologies and social media interfaced with engaging time in nature, observing and in-service learning.