Eric is our primary educator, teaching the preschool Curious Kids classes, the Junior Scientists elementary classes, and developing unique classes for home school groups in addition to leading Nature at Your Doorstep field trip investigations, 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, Sharks, Shorebirds, Forest Birds, nest box surveys, and King Eider on the Arctic Tundra of Alaska. His avocational activities include herpetology, science blogging, bird watching, and social activism. Eric believes that a vibrant natural world is an essential component to human health, happiness, and fulfillment.