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 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.
Our interns are college graduates and undergraduates in the fields of environmental education, wildlife science, or other formal education, and love nature.
Our Leadership Team
Helen Fischel, Director of Education and Organizational Development
Joe Sebastiani, Manager, Ashland
Matt Babbitt, Manager, Abbott’s Mill
Michele Wales, Manager, Coverdale
John Harrod, Manager, DEEC
Courtney McKinley, Seasonal Program Team Leader
David Pragoff, School & Group Programs Team Leader
Sheila Vincent, Group Program Coordinator
Lesley Bensinger, Education Coordinator, DEEC
Annalie Mallon, School Program Coordinator
Ashley Harrell, Education Coordinator
Erynn DeGennaro, Education Assistant
Nora Childers, Lead Teacher Naturalist, Abbott’s Mill
Alice Mohrman, Education Coordinator, Abbott’s Mill
Isaac Jensen, Community Educator, DEEC
Dakin Hewlett, Watershed Education Coordinator, DEEC