Geoff has academic training was in ecology and geology and spent 24 years teaching in both New Zealand and the UK. His deep interest and involvement in conservation and nature began over 30 years ago with volunteer fieldwork with endangered bird species on offshore islands in New Zealand. He then worked for a short time for the predecessor of the Conservation Department, before taking up teaching. Geoff has been, and continues to be, very active in local conservation issues in the central Canterbury region. He regularly works on re-vegetation projects in nearby reserves, assists with bird survey work and with wilding tree removal in reserves. His particular strength is in botany and Geoff has been active in the Botanical Society in Canterbury for 20 years. He is a keen botanist and naturalist with experience across all altitudinal zones - up to about 2000 metres in the South Island.
"Geoff was particular informative and always willing to go the extra mile." - 2016 New Zealand traveller
All kinds of outdoor activities such as tramping and fishing.
I get a real buzz out of working with people - especially when interpreting the natural environment, which I am often asked to do. We have so much to learn from nature and it is great to be with people who are keen to investigate it.