Staff

eric & gary

Gary Schneider – Project Coordinator/Forester/Environmental Educator

macphailwoods@gmail.com

(902) 651-2575

Gary Schneider began the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in the fall of 1991.  Prior to that, he worked as a treeplanter and a woodsworker, as well as running a bookstore in Montague and working doing the production for the Eastern Graphic.  He is involved in all aspects of the project, from collecting seeds to fundraising, and has won a variety of awards for the work of Macphail Woods.

Eric Edward – Environmental Educator/Forester

ericedward@macphailwoods.org

Eric Edward has been working at Macphail Woods since 1998. He is involved in all aspects of the project and though he is particularly good at digging holes (in which to plant trees), his most important role has been as educator. Under his leadership the summer camps, Sharing a Love of Nature, have grown by leaps and bounds and now occupy much of his summer.

Daniel McRae – Environmental Educator/Forester/Web Manager

danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Daniel started working with Macphail Woods in 2008. With a love of hiking and gardening, Daniel has found a great fit with the project, and has been involved with many aspects from nursery work to nature camps. He also oversees the website.
 

Upcoming Events

Jul
24
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
29
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
Jul
31
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of