Staff


Gary Schneider

Project Coordinator/Forester/Environmental Educator

 
 
Email: macphailwoods@gmail.com

Phone: (902) 651-2575

Gary Schneider founded 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 worked doing the production for the Eastern Graphic.  He is involved in all aspects of the project, from collecting seeds to fundraising to nature education, and has won a variety of awards for his work at Macphail Woods.

Eric Edward

Environmental Educator/Forester

 
 
Email: ericedward@macphailwoods.org

Phone: (902) 651-2575

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 an educator. Under his leadership the summer nature camp programs have grown by leaps and bounds and now occupy much of his summer.

Daniel McRae

Environmental Educator/Forester/Web Manager

 
 
Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org

Phone: (902) 651-2575

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 including nursery work, ecosystem restoration, sustainable forestry and nature education. He also oversees the website.

Upcoming Events

Jul
27
Sat
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come on out and learn about the native and introduced mammals found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief slideshow, we’ll head off to
Aug
17
Sat
1:00 pm Volunteer Afternoon
Volunteer Afternoon
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out and help with our work on our Native Plant Arboretum. We’ll have lots of tools and compost and mulch, and a variety of native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns to plant. This is already
Aug
25
Sun
2:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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