April 19, 2017
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) welcomes Elena Takaki-Moschell as Project WILD Director. Elena will oversee all aspects of the AFWA Project WILD program including management of Project WILD staff, coordination with Project WILD state partners, and stewardship of existing Project WILD brands.
Elena comes to AFWA with 15 years of experience in environmental education and coordination. Her extensive experience writing interdisciplinary natural resources curricula, as well as her personal experience with Project WILD, makes her uniquely qualified as the Project WILD Director. Elena’s work history includes working for the North American Association for Environmental Education, Towson University, National Geographic Society, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
“Elena’s wealth of experience will help AFWA become a strong steward of Project WILD, enhancing the Association’s voice in conservation education and helping us foster a conservation-literate citizenry,” stated Ron Regan, Executive Director of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.
Takaki-Moschell completed her M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University and her M.A. in Science Education and B.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Michigan. Her hobbies include gardening, kayaking, and being a master hula instructor.
Project WILD began in 1983 through the hard work and dedication of many groups including CEE, the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and the state departments of education. Project WILD is currently being taught in 47 states, and Canada. Project WILD’s goal is to provide wildlife-based conservation and education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. http://projectwild.org