Because You Live Here!

Who We Are

Betsey Brewer, MA – Founder of EARTH Limited and Executive Director

While pursuing her master’s degree in conservation education in 1995, it became apparent to Betsey Brewer Bethel that the solutions to issues facing the planet are educations and conservation. After extensive research and planning, she foudned EARTH Limited in 1999. Betsey has worked locally and globally  to support EARTH’s goal of inspiring our community to take action in protecting our planet. Betsey is also a member of the Brewer family that owns and operates Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, MA, and she is also a member of serveral boards including the Zoological Association of America (ZAA).

Samantha Russak, PhD – Director of Education

Dr. Russak oversees and coordinates EARTH Ltd.’s educational programs at Southwick’s Zoo, as well as off-site  ZooMobile Presentations taking place throughout the community. She actively works with local educators to help EARTH Ltd. promote awareness of conservation issues to the public. She also works closely with other EARTH and Southwick’s Zoo staff to ensure that zoo visitors have a fun and educational experience.

Paul & Cindy Wilson – Docent Program Directors

Paul and Cindy Wilson oversee our Docent Program at Southwick’s Zoo. Our docents our volunteer educators that can be found through out Southwiock’s Zoo assisting guests. In addition to organizing the program, Paul and Cindy lead an extensive 10-week training course to ensure that all docents are able to educate visitors about the animals found within the zoo as well as conservation and environmental issues.

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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