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November 6, 2003
Silverberg Earns Regional Environmental Education Award
CONCORD, N.H. -- This fall, the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) honored Dr. Judith K. Silverberg of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department with its prestigious President's Award in recognition of her leadership and dedication to the field of environmental education. The President's Award is not given annually, but is awarded at the discretion of the NEEEA board when someone truly stands out in the field. This is just the second time the President's Award has been given in the past eight years. Silverberg is currently the Wildlife Education Programs Supervisor at Fish and Game.
A noted member of New England's environmental education community, Silverberg was cited for her leadership on state, regional and national levels during her 27 years in the field. She has been the state Project WILD coordinator since the program began in the mid 1980s; Project WILD provides teachers with interactive, interdisciplinary workshops about wildlife and the environment. In addition, she has been involved in the development and implementation of a variety of wildlife education programs benefiting New Hampshire teachers and students. These include exhibits at Fish and Game visitor centers, summer institutes for teachers, classroom resources such as the popular Wild Times and New Hampshire-specific curriculum materials.
As the head of wildlife education at New Hampshire Fish and Game, Silverberg is an invaluable resource to both formal and non-formal educators around the state and the country. She also serves as New Hampshire's Watchable Wildlife Coordinator, responsible for developing New Hampshire's Watchable Wildlife Program and authoring the state's Wildlife Viewing Guide.
Silverberg was a founding member and president of the New Hampshire Environmental Educators (NHEE) and has served on the New England Environmental Education Alliance board for several years.
In accepting the award, Silverberg remarked, "My work is just one small piece of what needs to be done to preserve our environmental biodiversity, a vision we're all working toward. When we touch those young lives out there, it gives our lives meaning."