Ann Wasser

Director at Severson Dells Nature Center and Director of Education for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County in Rockford, IL

Ann has the unique opportunity to be both the Director of Severson Dells Nature Center and the Director of Education for the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County in Rockford, Illinois. Ann came to this position with years of experience in informal science education in very diverse settings — summer camp, outdoor school, public aquarium, aboard tall ships and most recently the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History on the Monterey Peninsula as the Director of Education. 

In August of 2019, Ann received the Outstanding New Leader Award from ANCA. 

Ann received her B.S in Earth Systems Science and Policy from CSU Monterey Bay and her M.Ed in Science Education from the University of Washington.