NCTC Reminds Employees About "Sense of Wonder" Recognition

Rachel Carson // Photo Credit: USFWS
Rachel Carson

Fish and Wildlife Service employees who have created visionary programs to acquaint the public with stewardship of natural resources – one's that instill Rachel Carson's "sense of wonder" about the environment -- are eligible for nomination for this year's "The Sense of Wonder" recognition program. The Fish and Wildlife Service awards program, by which co-workers recognize the outstanding work accomplishments of their colleagues, evaluates how the principles of interpretation and environmental education are used to connect people and nature, according to coordinator Blaine Eckberg, based at NCTC. "We're seeking individuals who have performed outstanding work during the current fiscal year, or who have shown sustained quality performance in interpretation and environmental education over the past 5 years." Nomination forms are available from each Fish and Wildlife Service region's visitor services office, with a deadline of September 7. The national recipient, selected from the pool of regional nominees, will receive a plaque and an agency "Star" award, to be presented at the National Association for Interpretation conference in Las Vegas in November. Additional information is available from Eckberg at 304/876-7693 or

 -- published --  August 30, 2010
 -- photo credit --  USFWS

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