Who We Are


Lari Jo Johnston, Director of Environmental Education
Ljjohnston@cbbep.org, 361-673-6830

Lari Jo is the director of Environmental Education for the Nueces Delta Preserve. She writes curricula & facilitates the CBBEP’s teacher workshops as well as creates and aligns field trip activities to the state standards for the Nueces Delta Preserve. She has experience as a classroom teacher and has worked with environmental and educational children’s camps in Corpus Christi, Mathis and Galveston. Lari Jo received a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University – Galveston and a Master’s degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University.


Leigh Perry, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
lperry@cbbep.org, 361-673-6829

Leigh coordinates the outreach events at the Nueces Delta Preserve & schedules our volunteers. Leigh hosts all of our Nature Story Time and Delta Discovery Picnic Day programs.  She has a real passion for sharing the outdoors with families and training our volunteers to help us to plant the seeds of conservation into young minds.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from Texas A&M University-Galveston.


Josh Sendejar, Education Coordinator
jsendejar@cbbep.org, 361-673-6829

Josh coordinates the CBBEP Education Program’s field trips and teacher workshops at the Nueces Delta Preserve. With experience in ecological research, animal science, and college instruction, Josh is able to lead field trips and teach a wide variety of topics. Josh has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science with a concentration in Marine and Coastal Resources from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi & a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Tarleton State University.


Teacher Naturalists: Our Teacher Naturalists assist with programs at the Nueces Delta Preserve as well as other related education & outreach activities.