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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
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Phone: 601-432-2400

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rohnke Named 2012 MWF Conservation Educator of the Year

Jackson -Angel Rohnke, Assistant Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' Museum of Natural Science, was recently named the 2012 Conservation Educator of the Year at the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's (MWF) 53rd Mississippi Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet. The awards program recognizes and honors those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. "Angel Rohnke is a well respected leader in Mississippi's conservation community and is the go-to person when anyone in the conservation and natural resources education arena needs help with a special project or event," said MWF President Rick Dillard.

Rohnke works well with audiences of all ages, engaging visitors from retirees to preschoolers. "Angel has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of Mississippi's youth and the Museum depends heavily on her to ensure that all of our more than 150,000 annual visitors receive quality programming," stated Museum Director Charles Knight.  Rohnke recently initiated the national "Growing Up WILD" training program in Mississippi for educators of pre-school aged children and also started a series of meetings with school principals to encourage them to allow teachers to take students on educational field trips.  

For more information about the Museum, visit our website at http://www.msnaturalscience.org or call us at 601-576-6000. 

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