Della Barbato, Native Prairies Association of Texas’ director of education for the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie, has over 15 years of experience in education and professional communication; including middle school science teacher, education training and professional workshops. She is a Galveston Bay Area master naturalist and has a B.S. and M.S. in horticulture from Texas A&M University. Before joining the Native Prairies Association of Texas, she was education director for the Galveston Bay Foundation.