Director of Experiential Learning and AFS Outside, Abington Friends School (AFS)

Rosanne Mistretta

Rosanne Mistretta is the Director of AFS Experiential Learning and Director of AFS Outside, a school-wide outdoor learning program designed to connect children with the outdoors. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Dickinson College; a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in environmental law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Arcadia University.  Before becoming an educator, she worked for 10 years as an environmental attorney for the US Environmental Protection Agency Region III in the Superfund division. She has also served as an adjunct college professor teaching environmental science and as a school programs coordinator for a nature center.  A past Outward Bound Instructor and whitewater canoe instructor, she has directed a comprehensive outdoor/environmental education summer program for a North-Central PA land conservancy and served on the board of Family Nature Summits, a national environmental/adventure organization for families. Rosanne regularly presents on science and environmental topics at national and regional conferences such as the North American Association for Environmental Education.


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