Grades 4-6 Lead Teacher Naturalist
Anna Wright-Piersanti joined NJ Audubon's staff in June 2012 as the Nature Camp Intern, and returned to NJ Audubon in June 2013 as the Nature Center Assistant. She is now a Teacher Naturalist at Plainsboro Preserve. Anna earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. She loves hiking, and going birding. As a Girl scout and Venture scout, she spent much of her childhood surrounded by nature. Anna believes that the best way for children to appreciate the outdoors is to explore and discover with their own hands.
Grades 1-3 Lead Teacher Naturalist
This is Meghan's second summer working as a Teacher Naturalist at Plainsboro Preserve. She has an Associates degree in Education and a Bachelors degree in Environmental studies. During the school year she works for the University of Rhode Island as a Field Teacher Naturalist at their environmental education center.
Grades 4-6 Teacher Naturalist
Sam is entering her final year at Stockton University in the fall, where she is earning a dual degree in Biology and Geology. Her primary interests are paleontology, natural history, and sedimentology. She is also involved in the visual arts, as well as music.
Grades 1-3 Teacher Naturalist
Lori recieved her B.S. in forestry from the University of Maine, and is currently one of the Directors with the NJ Forestry Association. She is a Sales Associate at L.L. Bean in Freehold. She teaches Birding Essentials and Geocaching classes in partnership with the Plainsboro Preserve as part of their Outdoor Discovery School. She loves hiking birding, and teacher our younger generations about the wonders of nature. She resides in Howell.