• Welcome

    Welcome to the Nature Wanderer Online Classes. All of these classes are self paced so that you can take your time to have fun and get the most out of them. 

    If you are a Scout taking a Merit Badge class, I look at Merit Badges as a learning experience. Please be aware that although you can work on the badges at your own pace, you are limited to 90 days to complete the class. 

    If at any time you need assistance with a requirement, please email me at paul@naturewanderer.org. Scout regulations as well as my own require that you cc a parent or leader on all emails. Comments on how to make future courses better are always welcome as well.

    If you are taking one of my public classes you will still be limited to 90 days to complete the class. The public classes are designed to teach you about aspects of nature that you want to know more about. If you have suggestions for future classes, please drop me an email.


    Picture of PaulABOUT ME - 

    Hello everyone. I'm Paul Fehringer. I have two degrees in Environmental Sciences. I have been a nature lover since I was a kid and was fortunate enough to take that love of nature into my career as I was the Senior Naturalist for the Buffalo Audubon Society for almost a decade. I also founded Wild Spirit Education, Inc. and was their Executive Director and Senior Naturalist for more than 20 years. For the past 10 years I have substitute taught at a local middle school and love to teach science. 

    When I retired from Wild Spirit in 2022 I put more effort in The Nature Wanderer which was started in 2020 as a personal way to continue to teach about nature. I now host The Nature Wanderer podcast on most platforms where you listen to your favorite podcasts. 

    I have worked with Scouts in many capacities including a cubmaster, assistant scout master, committee chair and my favorite position as a Scout dad. I am a registered merit badge counselor for most of the nature related merit badges as well as a few other badges that I have training in.