Welcome to the Echidna’s POV, Nicholas Crouch’s blog discussing all aspects of environmental education.
Nicholas runs an environmental film-making business, Natural Perspectives, which produces its own documentaries and digital media as well as helping other organisations tell their environmental stories. He also works part-time for TAFESA, teaching in and coordinating the Environment and Sustainability program and teaching in the Conservation and Land Management program. Both these jobs take Nicholas all over South Australia, most notably to Port Augusta on a regular basis and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands on occasion.
On a voluntary basis, Nicholas is also involved with several community groups, including the Tennyson Dunes Group where he helps run an annual open day, design native coastal garden brochures, give talks to schools and other community organisations, not to mention removing weeds and rehabilitating threatened species.
Nicholas is also an Al Gore trained Climate Reality Project presenter, giving talks on the threat of climate change and what we can all do to help limit its impact.
All in all, Nicholas has been involved in environmental education in one form or another since 1997. It’s a vast topic that no one person can hope to completely master, but this blog provides an opportunity to share what insights we might have and promote discussion so that we can all become better environmental educators in our community.
Some of the themes we’ll discuss include formal training, community education, ecotourism, documentary and contemporary environmental issues – all from an echidna’s point of view, naturally.