Wildlife Experiences is a multi-faceted company with expertise in ecological consultancy, environmental and sustainability education, wildlife tours and nature photography.
John Harris (BASc, GDipEd) is the Director and Principal Zoologist / Environmental Educator of Wildlife Experiences.
John works in both the environmental and education fields, often combining the two, as a Biology/Science teacher (17 years), Environment and Sustainability Manager, National Park Ranger in Queensland, environmental worker with the Department of Conservation and Environment (now DELWP, Vic) and freelance ecological consultant. As a freelance consultant, John has been involved in flora and fauna surveys, habitat assessments, biodiversity mapping, environmental audits and a sustainability adviser.
John has had vast experience with the ResourceSmart Schools program in Victoria being a driver in the “pilot schools” program in the mid-2000’s, achieving 4 star status for his former school, presenting at conferences and workshops across Australia and publishing a number of articles on environmental education for teaching and parent journals, as well as a weekly piece in the schools’ newsletters.
Wildlife Experiences is happy to travel far and wide to assist schools undertake their Biodiversity Audits and other actions required for the school to complete the Biodiversity Module. We have a range of tools that can be shared with staff and students, in the classroom, school grounds and wider local setting.
We can also assist schools to apply for grants to undertake environmental and sustainability initiatives. John has been successful in achieving grants totalling nearly $250k for schools and community groups over the past 10 years alone.
John maintains his VIT registration and is currently a member of Environmental Education Victoria, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (both of which he is a past-president) and the Australian Mammal Society.
Please feel free to contact us about your school’s biodiversity issues.