Chelsea Ernst

Chelsea is an experiential educator with a special fondness for plants and their roles in ecosystems.

Chelsea Ernst is a Co-Founder and Educator at Nighthawk Naturalist School. She has spent her adult life teaching and learning in many fields of environmental work, including stream ecology research, herpetology, wildlife monitoring, migratory bird banding, invasive plant removal education, habitat restoration, backcountry trip guiding, youth science education, forest schooling, permaculture and ethnobotany, natural building, and teaching wilderness survival skills to all ages. She loves the complexity of natural studies and that you can learn your entire life and never know it all. She has a special fondness of plants, their roles in ecosystems, and how humans have interacted with them throughout all of human history.