About Us

Founder, Rose Defawe Eppers has 15 years of experience working in environmental research, applications and consulting. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point and a Master’s of Science Degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Rose's education and experience in environmental sciences has lead her to realize that a great portion of environmental pollution is not caused by industry but by everyday domestic actions and decisions. Therefore, she has devoted her efforts to environmental education, were pollution can be decreased at the domestic level. She founded Earthright Insight in 2013, after developing educational materials in her spare time since 2009. She has continued the popular Pollution Solution summer camps and classes now through Earthright Insight.

Artistic Director, Joanne Onorato, is happy to combine her artist skills and work with the public as a green educator. She looks forward to empowering communities with hands on learning through fun recreational events and art. She firmly believes that the way to grow into a healthy future on a healthy planet is to give people hope, understanding, and the power to make changes right now, right here, in our own homes and our own community.

Joanne holds degrees in Natural Resources, Environmental Design and a certificate in Wetland Management. She has worked as an art director for art workshops and other venues. Prior she was employed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she also was a Preparator. She excelled a professional billboard painter in New York and Los Angeles.

Lead Instructor, Mahria Potter has taught outdoor education for over 20 years. She has a B.A. and Teaching Certificate from the UW and extensive studies in herbalism, native food foraging, storytelling, dance, and music. She loves incorporating creativity in her facilitation of environmental awareness.

Mahria will be leading some Earth Avatars camps and after school programs 2014-15 year. Having grown up on the shores of Bainbridge, she is excited to share water conservation. Her passion for outdoor education and storytelling will find her sharing her creative gifts in schools as well this year.


Earthright Insight utilizes games, demonstrations, activities, and artwork to communicate the educational material. The end product of these methods are students who will both make a positive environmental difference and pass it on to others! If you want your community to be a healthy place to live, then environmental outreach and education can be the answer. Not only do participants learn about the problems and solutions to the environmental problems, but they spread the message to other members in the community. It starts a chain reaction of environmentally friendly actions!

By using catchy rhyming environmental slogans, the participants make artwork and post it on display in the community. Awareness is raised and action is taken.

Media coverage is also used to commend participants. Involving the media helps the participants get a sense of importance and relate that importance to environmental action.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. Please contact us and we can discuss and tailor our techniques to your community or school needs.

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