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Delaware & Lehigh - The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor fills role of Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator

Join us in welcoming Whitney Davison and Kathleen Ward to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor team. These new members of the team fill critical roles in our operations. As a result, we are better positioned to fulfill our mission of inspiring connections.

Whitney Davison, Education Managaer

Education Manager

Whitney Davison assumes the role of retired and longtime Education Manager, Dennis Scholl. Her background as a public-school educator and online instructor uniquely equip her to expand educational programming. Davison will grow field trips and other education opportunities at the National Canal Museum and throughout the five-county Corridor. Additionally, she spurs the foray into digital education accelerated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this role, Davison oversees all aspects of the education program for schools, groups, and individuals. This includes preparing content, interpretive materials and program logistics. Entrusted to her is also a team of paid and volunteer educators. Together, they will work to deliver high-quality field trips and other activities.

Davison holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheelock College and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania with her husband, three children and seven pets– including four dogs, one “ancient” cat and two rats.

Kathleen Ward, Conservation Coordinator

Conservation Coordinator

Kathleen Ward joins the staff in a new role, Conservation Coordinator. With years of experience in non-profit work and a personal passion for the environment, Ward made for a natural fit to the Trails & Conservation team. Developed out of the need for more concerted efforts in conservation, the Conservation Coordinator will manage conservation programs and initiatives. Most notably, Ward will work on the Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership (LVG) and assist with the Activate the Advocate project. These projects bring together public and private stakeholders in an organized effort to protect the landscape, rivers, and resources through the Lehigh Valley and neighboring counties.

Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and completed two years of masters-level study in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an avid backyard (and front yard) vegetable gardener and lives in Bethlehem with her husband and cats.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is proud and excited to welcome these two new members to our staff. Learn more about our team and future opportunities to work with us at