There is no greater gift of knowledge than passing on a better understanding of the natural world in which we live.

In a culture that is remiss in its duties to train students in natural science, environmental education is paramount to our survival as a species.

Within increasing global climate shifts, a basic understanding of how the natural world works is more critical now than ever before.

EMC believes in direct, experiential learning that allows students to develop and apply critical skills thinking to challenge environmental problems.

Whether it’s calculating snowpack run-off, monitoring streams for biological health, or sampling wildlife populations, Dr. Rick Van de Poll has provided time tested field leadership among students of all ages.

Dr. Van de Poll has taught at all educational levels in both private and public school settings:

  • Taught at Antioch New England graduate school for 20 years
  • Taught at Plymouth State University undergraduate courses for 10 years
  • Intern supervisor & trainer for graduate & undergraduate students
  • UNH through the College of Lifelong Learning adjunct faculty
  • Team leader for high school Envirothon
  • Educational consultant in the ConVal School District in NH
  • Field Team Leader for Middle Schoolers for 8 years
  • Teacher training for EE (all levels)
  • Adult education workshops, seminars, & field trips since 1976
  • Teaches between 15 and 20 adult education workshops throughout the Northeast per year.