Birding at Middle Run by Derek Stoner

Meet Our Education Team

Our instructors, interns and education leadership staff are passionate, highly-trained experts.

Instructors, interns and education leadership staff go through intensive training in working with children and pedagogy, environmental education techniques, natural history, van driving safety, canoe and kayak safety, and outdoor safety. All are background-checked, have certifications in first aid and CPR, and are excited to share outdoor experiences with you. We take safety seriously. Learn about our policies.

Our Leadership Team

Tina Rydgren

Tina Rydgren
Director of Education & Operations

Joe Sebastiani

Joe Sebastiani
Director of Adult Engagement

Michele Wales

Michele Wales
Site Director of Coverdale Farm

John Harrod

John Harrod
Director of Outreach

David Pragoff

David Pragoff
Associate Director of School & Group Programs

Erynn DeGennaro

Erynn DeGennaro
Associate Director of Summer & Youth Programs

Mindy Brown

Mindy Brown
Farmyard & Summer Camp Coordinator of Coverdale Farm

Molly Kerrigan

Molly Kerrigan
School & Group Program Manager

Ashley Dussault

Ashley Dussault
Education Coordinator of DEEC

Nora Childers

Nora Childers
Program Coordinator of Abbott’s Mill

 

Our Instructors

Our instructors are Delaware Nature Society staff and teacher naturalists – all are trained professionals and experts in the outdoors and education and are excited to share outdoor experiences with you.

Join our Education Team

Our Interns

Our interns are college graduates and undergraduates in the fields of environmental education, wildlife science, or other formal education, and love nature.

Become an Intern