Board of Directors
Mike Mayer, Board Chair
Mike is the International Training and Translation Coordinator for The Institute for Earth Education and is a member of the University of Arizona’s Earth Education Research Evaluation Team. As a camp administrator, center director, naturalist, classroom teacher, and long time earth educator, he has used these opportunities to introduce earth education programs and methods since 1976. His articles on earth education and the natural world have appeared in several journals and newspapers over the years and he has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Mike has led dozens of earth education and program leadership workshops throughout the world and has helped coordinate the translation of earth education materials into nine different languages. Mike currently resides in Tucson, Arizona and is an avid desert gardener, collector of precious rainwater and abundant solar energy, and enjoys hiking, camping, biking, traveling, family and chocolate – any time of day.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Botany. His biological research experience includes being involved with several wildlife research projects as well as mapping distribution of rare plant species and the effects of global warming on mountain plants. He believes that it is critical to include modern humans when discussing natural history and ecology. Kevin studies, practices, and teaches ethnobotany (how people use plants) and ethnozoology (how people use animals) as much as he possibility can.