Guiding Others To the Ways of Nature
We are Naturalists/Ecologists with a mission. Since our founding in 1980, Earth Spirit staff has sought to share our lifelong passion for Nature with others. Our programs have served as a mechanism for reaching out to schools, community groups and the general public instilling in others a sense of connection to the gifts and lessons of Nature. For over 30 years, these programs have enabled us to plant many “seeds” in the hearts and minds of those who have experienced our work. We have guided others gently and directly through Nature’s classroom so that they may know how their lives and well-being are interwoven with and inseparable from the natural world. This sense of sharing and guidance has always been our mission and those who have joined our Family through the decades, and those who follow us, will continue this good work… to educate and awaken others to the ways and wonders of Nature.
Earth Spirit Staff
Sanford Geffner: Co-Founder/Co-Director/Naturalist Educator
Scott Lembitz: Co-Director/Naturalist Educator
Jonathan Roth: Environmental Educator/Program Coordinator/Wilderness Trip Leader
Tori Miller: Afterschool Educator
Earth Spirit Interns
Nicole Dickan: Canisius College
Morgan Kraft: Erie Community College
Noah Gerstein: Erie Community College
Earth Spirit Excursions
Joseph Allen: Wilderness Trip Leader
In addition, Earth Spirit is fortunate to have many independent teachers and naturalists who work with us on a regular basis bringing assistance and expertise in numerous environmental specialties.