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Susan and Arctic Dancer

Whispers from the Wild: An Invitation

From the remote wilderness of British Columbia’s Muskwa-Kechika region to the rescued wild animals of Earthfire Institute, learn more about the experiences that shaped Susan’s philosophy and approach to conservation in her books Whispers From the Wild: An Invitation and Into the Space and Silence, both available now. 

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Construction for new bear gardens at Earthfire Institute

Bear Gardens Update

We are a little over a month into construction on two new Bear Gardens, and so far our bears seem to be coping with the

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About Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D.

Known as a pioneering conservationist, Dr. Susan B. Eirich is a licensed psychologist, biologist, writer, and “practical visionary.” She blends insights from nature and human psychology into a new way of understanding our relationship to our the Earth and all living beings. She founded Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center in 1999 to serve as a global model for wildlife and land preservation. Her message focuses on actionable ways to heal our relationship to nature and ourselves.

Susan founded the Reconnection Ecology ® model, which gives us the opportunity to form a deep connection with individual rescued animals and their unique stories, leading to our own reconnection with all that is wild—including ourselves. Through deep reconnection, we discover new ways of approaching the ecological crises that now confront us.

A sought-after speaker internationally, Susan has taught at universities worldwide. She has worked in super-maximum prisons and lived in far corners of the Earth as a way to enhance understanding between cultures, peoples, and species.

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