It has been a long while since we had a new blog post, and this is due in part to the changing of our guard. Last summer our Education Coordinator Jennifer Holmes decided it was time to spread her wings and left the reserve to follow a personal dream of hers and took a traditional teaching position in a local school. Although her energy and leadership are missed we are very proud and happy of her for following her dreams. This departure left a gap in our staff that we filled in late November with our new Education Coordinator Maggie Pletta.
We want to take the time to today to formally welcome Maggie aboard and share with you a little background information about her. Maggie holds a B.S. in Environmental Restoration and Management, with a focus on wetland habitats from the University of Maryland College Park. She joins the team with over 9 years of experience in interpretation and education from her time spent working for organizations like the National Park Service, NASA, Educational Non-Profits, and DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program. Not only does she bring her years of experiences to the Reserve, but also her overwhelming enthusiasm and excitement for all things estuarine. In her free time she plays rugby, cooks, kayaks, volunteers with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and goes on adventures with her dog Congo.
We are excited to see what is in store for our Education programs with Maggie on board!