• KATHARINE GRIFFITHS

    AVALON PARK & PRESERVE, DIRECTOR

Katharine Griffiths is the director of Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook, NY. Originally from Canada, Katharine has spent the last 20 years working on the design, construction and maintenance of the park. She has served on numerous village and community environmental boards and enjoys the challenge of balancing conservation efforts with economic and development needs. Katharine is an avid traveler and has hiked extensively though New Zealand, Australia, Africa and the Himalayas. She hopes to inspire young minds to travel and be active members in their communities.

  • STEVE GESSLER

    HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Mr. Gessler has been teaching Earth Science, AP Environmental Science and College Marine Ecology at Smithtown High School East. Mr. Gessler is the leader of the Earth & Outdoors Club, a club devoted to hiking and outdoors activities centered around environmental awareness.

  • DOUG ELLIOT

    JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Doug Elliot is an English teacher at Paul J. Gelinas JHS. Mr. Elliot has been teaching and coaching for over 20 years and has travelled extensively with students during that time. A life-long outdoors enthusiast, Mr. Elliot always looks forward to introducing students to the wonders of the natural world.

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