Theo de Bruin
Theo, who is currently fulfilling the role of Eurosite Treasurer, thinks there is no better activity than walking out in the fields, enjoying landscapes and nature, hearing and seeing birds full of wonder about everything that grows and blossoms.
With these experiences in mind, he studied at Wageningen University and specialized in the field of recreation and nature-based tourism with a Master in Forest Economics, Sociology of Leisure and Environmental Psychology. Starting with a research on recreation in National Park De Hoge Veluwe, he worked on related topics as visitor management, design of nature experiences and concepts for visitor centres.
More recently, Theo has been working in order of Staatsbosbeheer to develop and/or reconstruct several visitor centers in the east part of the country. One of them was the new center in the Oostvaardersplassen, now part of the newest national park in the Netherlands (NP Nieuw Land). To enhance the outreach to the audience from the Oostvaardersplassen Visitor Center, the network Migratory Birds for People (MBP) was started, in co-operation with WLI.
Living in the floodplains of the river Waal, Theo actively connects visitors to the river and nature around his B&B. In his spare time he enjoys making music as well as roaming through the dynamic river landscape daily.
Theo de Bruin