Debbie Hadley

  • Science educator for more than 25 years
  • Volunteered for 13 Earthwatch Institute conservation expeditions


Debbie Hadley is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She covered insects for ThoughtCo for over 10 years. Debbie is a freelance writer and science educator with 25 years of experience. She's a certified teacher and has educated children about the environment as a marine science field instructor, a park naturalist, and director of an urban gardening program. She has volunteered on 13 Earthwatch expeditions around the planet. In her WILD Jersey program, she brings hands-on science and nature programs to camps, schools, and groups.


Debbie Hadley holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and New Jersey teacher certification. She's completed additional coursework, including entomology fieldwork, through Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a certified Outdoor Educator through the National Outdoor Leadership School, having completed a 23-day course in the backcountry of Wyoming in 1994. Debbie is a certified Master Gardener and a certified scuba diver.

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