Celebrating the conservation legacies of Ellen and Susan, who are stepping down from the WCLC board. We will honor and share memories of their service and leadership.
OUR FUTURE ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS “WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, TRUE
Geoffrey Bishop, world-renowned and local environmental educator, will give a brief talk about the importance of connecting young people with the land. In the words of David Attenborough, “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”
Geoffrey E. Bishop hails from North West Australia. After a childhood on
his family’s sheep station and attending an agricultural boarding
school, he attended university in Sydney and Melbourne, where he studied
horticulture and landscape architecture.
In 1996, Geoffrey started Nature’s Classroom Institute of Wisconsin on
400 acres in Mukwonago, WI. Geoffrey’s passions are organics and
sustainability in schools, getting children outdoors, and teaching adults the importance of instinctive play in nature. Geoffrey
is a past board chair of the Wisconsin Association of Environmental
Education (WAEE), and he has been honored by WAEE as Wisconsin’s
Non-Formal Educator of the Year.