About Lorelle Morel

I’ve been running to the forest from a very young age. I wasn’t running away from anything, but instead craving the awe and wonder the forest provided. I found it natural and organic to move forward in life with a focus on ecology and biology having built a deep connection with my natural surroundings from such a young age.

My education is a combination of life experience and academic study. I earned two B.S. degrees in Forestry and Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and a M.S. in Forest Ecology from Oregon State University. I've been foraging since 2008 in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Vermont, and for the past 6 years in the Pacific Northwest. While at OSU, I made science communication a priority by attending science communication and leadership workshops, seminars, and conferences. My goal is to foster science literacy and inspire connection with our natural world through hands-on, outdoor learning. I've been actively working towards this for over 10 years by guiding birding excursions, leading volunteer-based urban greening projects, developing K-12 urban school environmental education programs, presenting my research, and of course through foraging classes.
Join me on Instagram (@lorellemorel) or for an in person foraging experience mixing elements of science and conservation, with experimentation and fun!

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I'm looking forward to connecting with you. Please feel welcome to e-mail me with questions about classes, natural history, or even for cool bird facts.

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