At age eighteen he canoed 1,000 miles on the Mississippi River.
Then he walked across America on the Appalachian Trail, completing
the 2,000 mile journey. He kayaked the entire southern coast
of Alaska amongst icebergs and whales. He has backpacked over
5,000 miles of breathtaking wilderness trails in North America,
Central America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe...from sandy
deserts to lush jungles. He has lived with many different Indian
tribes celebrating their cultures with them. He has served as
federal interpreter at Chaco Canyon National Park in New Mexico
and as state naturalist at Crowders Mountain Park in North Carolina.
He loves his mountain heritage, the ideals
of self-sufficiency and thoughts such as, "Use it up, wear
it out, make it do or do without."
I have gained great
inspiration and direction from the examples of American Indian
traditions and feel that even today humans can live in harmony
and balance with nature. My way is to share skills and
technologies, giving students 'hands-on' involvement with close-to-nature
experiences. Through participating in these traditions, one soon
comes to realize the role that man plays in the great connected
web of life. In studying other cultures, we learn more aboutourselves
and our relationship to all things in this world.
Eustace ideally works towards peace
on earth through a bottom-line program of understanding and respecting
the people and environment that governs the quality of our lives.
As an educator, he loves to uphold Emerson's quote, "What
you do stands above you and shouts so loudly, I can't
hear what you are saying."