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October 3, 2008

"Project Home" Creator Marilyn Wyzga Honored by New England Environmental Educators

Marilyn Wyzga
Marilyn Wyzga, a Fish and Game Wildlife Educator, earned the 2007 Environmental Educator Award from NEEEA.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's Marilyn Wyzga, of Hillsborough, a Wildlife Educator with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department who helped found a national schoolyard wildlife habitat program, was honored with the 2007 Non-formal Environmental Educator Award from the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA).

"Marilyn is very deserving of this award," said N.H. Fish and Game Wildlife Education Supervisor Judy Silverberg.  "Her work has inspired teachers on a regional and national level, not only providing schoolyard habitat, but in promoting the use of the outdoors as a place for students to learn and take action."

Since 1991, Wyzga has been a major influence promoting environmental learning through participation in schoolyard habitat projects across the country. Her Homes for Wildlife model, developed in New Hampshire, is now being used by Project WILD coordinators in more than ten states.  In New Hampshire alone, over 100 schools have been involved with schoolyard habitat projects since the mid-1990s.

Wyzga's leadership has influenced the work of the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA), the board of directors of Wild Ones (a nonprofit organization promoting biodiversity and environmentally sound practices using native species) and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

In addition to serving on the NEEEA board, Wyzga has been instrumental in the development of the New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition, and astatewide summer teacher institute, with partners from Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, the U.S. Forest Service and Project WET.  She also serves as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's exhibit designer.  
 
To find out more about Wildlife Education resources, publications and learning opportunities available through the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, visit www.WildNH.com/Education/education.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit www.WildNH.com.

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