John L. Crockett

Lab and Herbarium Coordinator
Department of Environmental Studies

AUNE Contact Information


Highest Degree

BA, Brown University

Areas of Expertise

marine mammals, contemplative ecology, nature sound recording


I grew up on Black Mountain in Dummerston, Vermont. I spent my childhood scrambling over rocks, sitting by streams and gazing at the stars. That fired an early passion for earth sciences, planetary geology and astronomy. But it was a deeper calling that inspired my lifelong interest in bringing two worlds together  one world of solid ground and matter, and another potent but elusive world of inner space, and vast silence.

As a result, I have spent my life asking questions about our place on Earth, working for social justice, and sharing my ideas on peacemaking and conservation through writing and education. I have been observing whales in the Gulf of Maine for seventeen years. I have worked with the Student Conservation Association, Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Whale Conservation Institute and the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.