Simon serves as TECC’s Education Manager and divides his time between the TECC office and the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center, coordinating school groups and planning educational outreach activities. His academic background has spanned natural resource management, wildlife conservation, and anthropology. He holds dual masters’ degrees — one from Cornell and another from Oxford Brookes University — and a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, where he promoted environmental education, agricultural extension, and community outreach. His personal goal is to connect people with the natural environment and foster greater stewardship as a result. simon@escondidocreek.org Continue reading