Birding- Marin

Sharon Barnett

Sharon is passionate about sharing her knowledge and sense of wonder with others, especially children.  Known to many children as "Sharon heron", she has been teaching environmental education for more than 10 years. 

A native of Upstate New York, she has a BA in Environmental Studies from University at Buffalo and a MS in Education from Dominican University.

Sharon has led programs for Beaver Lake Nature Center, Walker Creek Ranch, Richardson Bay Audubon, Marin Art and Garden Center, WildCare and High Country Passage.  She has studied ecology in New York, Florida, and Alaska.  Sharon has volunteered with many organizations including The Marine Mammal Center, SPAWN, Point Reyes National Seashore, served as Director for Marin Audubon Society and co-founded the River Otter Ecology Project   

Sharon is the 2011 Terwilliger Environmental Award winner for excellence in environmental education. She teaches science at Marin Country Day School and Hiking Marin Trails for College of Marin.  She also designs and leads programs for Point Reyes Field Institute, Marin Nature Adventures and volunteers for Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

Hungry for nature explorations? Let "Sharon heron" take care of the details so you can devour the fun!

Banana Slugs are an important part of the Web of Life
XC skiing- Glacier Point, Yosemite
Kevin Stockmann

Kevin is a veteran Marin County naturalist and co-founder of Marin Nature Adventures. He is intimately familiar with Marin's topography and fauna. As an event leader, his knowledge and experience serves to inspire a feeling of connectedness with the land and with our cultural history.  Kevin has trekked hundreds of trail miles through Marin in all seasons and weather. Kevin loves our trails and knows how to enjoy them and share them with respect.

Beyond Marin, he has mountain biked across the United States, Costa Rica and Baja Peninsula. He is the first ever recipient of the College of Marin's Certificate of Natural History, and has also studied marine science at the Romberg Tiburon Center and at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin is trained as a Wilderness First Responder by the NOLS Institute of Medicine.

When not leading tours for Marin Nature Adventures, Kevin works seasonally in the NMFS West Coast Groundfish Observer Program helping to manage fisheries for future generations. 

Rubber Boa, Estero Trail PRNS