The NBNC Team
Pete grew up in Michigan, where they had the simultaneous joys of a nearby swamp, and trusting parents to whom “in the swamp” was sufficient detail to feel confident in the geographic location and safety of their child. Every day in a swamp there’s something new to find, or watch, or poke. Following years of stalking caddisflies and collecting cattail fluff, they pursued more formal ecological education, earning a BA in Conservation Biology at Middlebury college. Pete has split that past 4 years between instructing place-based education programs and academic ecology research from Vermont’s Green mountains to the lowland tropical forest of Panama. Pete is constantly amazed by the weird and wonderful ways our nonhuman neighbors make a living and finds great joy in sharing that wonder. When not knee-deep in a river or nose-deep in a field guide, you might find Pete mountain biking, foraging or wrenching at the community bike shop.