Birding at Middle Run by Derek Stoner

Safety-Certified 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.


Our Leadership Team

Joe Sebastiani

Joe Sebastiani, Manager, Ashland

Matt Babbitt

Matt Babbitt, Manager, Abbott’s Mill

Michele Wales

Michele Wales, Manager, Coverdale

John Harrod

John Harrod, Manager, DEEC

David Pragoff

David Pragoff, School & Group Programs Team Leader

Annalie Mallon

Annalie Mergenthaler, School Program Coordinator

Erynn DeGennaro

Erynn DeGennaro, Seasonal Program and Summer Camp Coordinator

Ashley Harrell

Ashley Harrell, Education Coordinator, Coverdale Farm

Nora Childers

Nora Childers, Lead Teacher Naturalist, Abbott’s Mill

Alice Mohrman

Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill

Dakin Hewlett

Dakin Hewlett, Watershed Education Coordinator, DEEC


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