Birding at Middle Run by Derek Stoner

Safety Certified Education Staff

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 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

 

Our Leadership Team

Helen Fischel

Helen Fischel, Director of Education and Organizational Development

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

Courtney McKinley

Courtney McKinley, Seasonal Program Team Leader

David Pragoff

David Pragoff, School & Group Programs Team Leader

Sheila Vincent

Sheila Vincent, Group Program Coordinator

Lesley Bensinger

Lesley Bensinger, Education Coordinator, DEEC

Annalie Mallon

Annalie Mallon, School Program Coordinator

Ashley Harrell

Ashley Harrell, Education Coordinator

Erynn DeGennaro

Erynn DeGennaro, Education Assistant

Nora Childers

Nora Childers, Lead Teacher Naturalist, Abbott’s Mill

Alice Mohrman

Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill

Isaac Jensen

Isaac Jensen, Community Educator, DEEC

Dakin Hewlett

Dakin Hewlett, Watershed Education Coordinator, DEEC