Meet Our Executive Director

Diane Swanson, Executive Director

Diane Swanson joined the Pratt Nature Center in June 2010. For over 25 years, Diane has been working with the youth of New Milford.


Diane credits her dad for her love of nature. Her parents, residents of New York City, provided her the opportunity to connect with nature by spending summers and weekends in the New Milford area. She learned to enjoy nature by digging in the dirt, climbing trees, swimming, building forts, and catching frogs.


Diane is looking forward to re-connecting the children, the families, and the community with nature and helping them reap the social, emotional, and academic benefits that nature provides.


Diane received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, in 1990.


For more information or to discuss ideas for the Pratt Center, please call Diane at (860) 355-3137.