Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

altonjones@uri.edu401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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Field Teachers 2017-2018

Originally from South Windsor, Connecticut, Xander has taught at Alton Jones for the past three school years.  He has degrees in Biology and Secondary Education from Eastern Connecticut State University.  He loves exploring the forest of Alton Jones, learning about all of the different types of trees!  Some say that Xander is the Lorax, since he also speaks for the trees!


Emily attended the University of Rhode Island and got a degree in psychology with a minor in gender and women’s studies. She recently spent five months living in London volunteering for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She loves animals, camp, kayaking, the beach, and impromptu adventures!


Dale is an Eagle scout from Massachusetts and a graduate of Framingham State University with a degree in Biology. He loves nature and wants to spread his love and respect for the outdoors to others. He is particularly fond of encountering nature, whether it be a hawk soaring overhead or a toad in hand. He has multiple pet birds, a collection of exotic plants, and loves dressing up in cosplay.


Tiffany is from New York City. She graduated from SUNY ESF with a degree in Wildlife Science and has spent the past couple of years teaching environmental education in various states and tricking humans into holding her for pictures.  She enjoys traveling and can’t wait to explore her new home for the next couple of months.


Jonathan grew up in Trenton, ME right next to Acadia National Park.  He graduated from Wheaton College in 2016.  He is currently pursuing a career in teaching and loves the outdoors, hiking, and playing guitar.


Aubrey grew up in Northern California and graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Environmental Studies. Over the past few years she has combined her love of nature and traveling by teaching students outdoors and leading international adventure trips. She loves to spend her free time reading in her hammock, looking for wildflowers, and baking banana bread.


Cactus and tree hugger, self-proclaimed fungi, and semi-professional burrito eater, Dave originally hails from Richmond, Virginia.  He earned his degree in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland while working summers testing farm soils.  After graduating, he spent two years living and teaching at an outdoor education school on a mountain in Southern California.  Dave comes to W. Alton Jones excited to sing songs and explore the forest!


John grew up in Amsterdam, New York and studied Environmental Science at Clarkson University. He’s always loved the outdoors and spent the last two years as an Environmental Educator with Americorps along the Hudson River.  He can’t wait to meet all the students and also to learn about all the amazing history of the beautiful piece of land he now calls home.

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