“MEANINGFUL WORK MEANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.”
“This one kid stepped off the bus and just looked at me and said ‘how many trees are there here?'”
Twenty years at Hale Reservation hasn’t dimmed Eric Arnold’s passion
for reimagining how we think about learning and finding ways to
overcome the opportunity gap in order to achieve equity on behalf of
the students the organization serves.
Arnold’s appetite for non-traditional learning reflects a family culture
of adventuring. When a family trip includes biking from London
to Scotland at the age of nine years old, your education has to be
mobile – and the most meaningful lessons rarely happen in a
classroom. After teaching early in his career, Arnold found a
professional home at Hale, where he carries on a 102-year legacy
of introducing kids from all walks of life in Boston to the experience
of learning in outdoor spaces.