Eric is our Head Naturalist. Eric is also our primary educator, teaching the preschool Curious Kids classes, the Junior Scientists elementary classes, developing unique classes for home school groups , leading Nature at Your Doorstep field trip investigations, leading nature hikes, giving nature related presentations, and developing the Discovery Room exhibits. Eric has been an environmental educator and naturalist at Armand Bayou Nature Center, the Houston Zoo, Moody Gardens, Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southern Florida, and Sacha Lodge on the Napo River in Ecuador. He has fieldwork experience with sea turtles, amphibian call counts, reptile surveys, shark surveys, shorebird surveys, forest bird counts, nest box surveys, and King Eider monitoring on the Arctic Tundra of Alaska. His activities outside of work include herpetology, wildlife/pollinator gardening, science blogging, entomology, bird watching, hiking, baking, vegetarian cooking, and social activism.