Hazen is a native of Eastern Washington. He is an avid adventurer and currently works as a biology teacher and artist. He has been a leader of outdoor experiences for over 15 years. Hazen received his Bachelors of Science in biology from Western Washington University. He has also studied botany and zoology at Eastern Washington University and Northwest Indian College, and has completed advanced studies in tropical ecology at the University of Hawaii.
Hazen works as an instructor for Outward Bound Outdoor Schools and independently as a visiting speaker. He is a public school educator, concentrating on natural history, rainforest ecology, and biology. Hazen's passion for nature is an integral part of his character. He is a "hands-on" educator.
He has been guiding natural history trips in South America since 1993. He is heavily influenced by indigenous people and has pursued interests in outdoor survival and primitive skills.
In 1998, Hazen traveled to The Malocus and Irian Jaya, Indonesia, one of the most remote places in the world. He carried out independent biology and ethnobotany research which inadvertently tested this survival skills. (Ask him about it!)
Hazen's vision is to carry out adventure education to both young people and adults focusing on awareness, personal growth, earth skills, nature, and conservation. Because of this vision he helped co-found The Wild Classroom in 2003, with fellow scientist and filmmaker Rob Nelson.
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