The Wild things! Field Team
Eleanor has experience across a broad range of environments and roles ranging from the Peruvian Amazon to the jungles of Thailand and to the deciduous forests of South England, she has practiced and grown her considerable knowledge and skills all over the world.
Eleanor also brings a strong academic record of achievement within the environmental sciences, holding an MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation, as well as a BSc in Geography. She also has seven years experience in environmental education, plenty of hands-on fieldwork experience, excellent naturalist skills and a passion for the outdoors, sustainability and conservation.
Holly has a BA in Outdoor & Community Education and has spent 20 years working in various international locations with a wide range of clients delivering various outdoor education, environmental and adventure based activities.
Ruaraidh has worked with Wild things! delivering Forest School, Coastal Classroom and bushcraft courses since 2006. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and an MSc in Conservation and Wildlife Biology. When not working for Wild things Ruaraidh is also a practitioner of circus and trapeze skills!
Dee has been a Freelancer at Wild things! for 4 years. She has a background in education and care work and is a Forest School Level 3 practitioner. Dee helps lead the Forest School, Coastal Classroom & holiday programmes for Wild things.
Jennie has been working in the outdoor industry for over 25 years as an ethnobotanist, environmental educator and conservationist. She has worked with people from 5 to 95 and from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience and more recently has been working as an environmental education consultant and field worker for Wild things!. Jennie also has her own botanical ‘vlog’ called Floral Friday and looks forward to welcome new friends and old around to join her around the campfire or out on some other wild adventure soon!
Kristy is at home in the elements (not so much the cold!), she is curious and full of awe for this amazing creation and all its beings (not always). She likes to tend people, plants and passions. She could definitely go out camping more cause she loves it. She also loves hillwalking, permaculture, chickens, making from natural materials, and values integrity, compassion and respect for all living things. She has Australian roots but has lived in Forres area since 2004. She is passionate about localising food systems and creating fertile soil. She is an environmental educator and has worked in this field for 10 years, originally volunteering at Wild Things.