Welcome to our new TreeHouse staff member, Sherry Droste, who is joining us as our first official Education Director.
Sherry comes with 28 years of nature education experience and is also a certified teacher.
She was with The Nature Institute in Godfrey for 28 years.
During her long tenure with TNI, she served as a charter member of the Discovery Summer Camp staff and was the camp director for six years, and also filled the role of Education Director.
Over the years, Sherry
has developed and facilitated education programs for the US Army Corps of Engineers Riverlands office in West Alton, MO, the McCully Heritage Project
in Kampsville, IL, and Regional Office of Education #40.
Prior to her years as an outdoor educator, she was a classroom teacher in Jerseyville and Alton.
"This opportunity to work with TreeHouse
is thrilling," she
"Having been a friend of TreeHouse
since the early 1980s, I have had the good fortune to become familiar with the invaluable services they provide to wildlife.
Marrying a full-blown education program with the rehabilitation work they do is only logical," says Droste
With woods, a pond, a meadow, a nature center - and most importantly - real, live wildlife - to share with schools and the general public, Droste
says it couldn't be a better situation.
Programs will also be available at school sites and for scout and youth organizations and church and civic groups.
If you are interested in learning more, or scheduling a program, call Sherry
at our Dow habitat at 618.466.2990.
Watch for more detailed information on our web site as well.