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Prairie Facts

Della Barbato

Director of Education

Lawther Deer Park Prairie

Della Barbato was appointed NPAT’s Director of Education in April of 2018 for Lawther Deer Park Prairie.  Della will develop an educational program including student activities, training teachers to teach the prairie and facilitate a partnership with local school districts, businesses and other NGO’s in the Greater Houston Area.  She will also develop grassland biome curriculum to include demonstration trunks and activities to be taken to local schools for presentation in classes.

Della has been dedicated to the Earth and its ecosystems for almost 20 years.  Since 2011 she has owned an environmental education business called Earth Voice where she facilitates tailored, entertaining, interactive programs to various audiences.  Her goal is to educate and motivate audiences to nurture a connection to their environment and community.

Della has previously served as Education Director for two environmental non-profits, is a Master Naturalist and is a board trustee for the Citizens Environmental Coalition.  In 2014 Della was awarded a travel grant to Cambodia where she co-facilitated several zero waste and recycling workshops in a community-based ecotourism village. She is a former Montessori middle school science teacher and seed biology technician.

Della has a B.S. and M.S. in horticulture from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, with a focus on seed physiology.

Della enjoys being in nature, photography and bird watching.  Her greatest passion is travel and she has visited 26 countries.