To schedule a Growing Up WILD workshop, contact your local coordinator today!

You can receive a copy of Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children Ages 3-7  by attending and successfully completing a Growing Up WILD Educator Training. Each training session (minimum of three hours) provides formal and nonformal educators with a comprehensive overview of Growing Up WILD, as well as practical hands-on training in its implementation. 

Growing Up WILD relies on a network of Project WILD Coordinators and Training Partners in each state to distribute materials and to act as a central contact point for training other educators in that state and/or region. Contact your State Coordinator or Training Partner directly via phone or email, or visit their state web site by clicking on their web page link.

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ALABAMA 
Doyle Keasal 
Project WILD Co-Coordinator 
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
4-H Natural Resources and Environmental Education
227 Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 750-6735 
E-mail: keasade at aces.edu
Web Page: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/resources/nature/wildlife/wild.php

Emily K. Nichols 
Project WILD Co-Coordinator 
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
4-H Natural Resources and Environmental Education
219 Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 844-5509
E-mail: ekn0001 at aces.edu
Web Page: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/resources/nature/wildlife/wild.php

ALASKA
Brenda Duty
Project WILD Coordinator
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518
Tel: (907) 267-2216
brenda.duty at alaska.gov
Web Page: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=curricula.projectwild

ARIZONA
Kalman Mannis
Project WILD Coordinator
White Mountain Nature Center
P.O. Box 581
Pinetop, AZ 85939
928-245-2839 phone
mrkmannis at gmail.com

Liesl Pimentel
Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Tel: (602) 286-3859
E-mail: LPimentel at phoenixzoo.org
Web Page: https://www.phoenixzoo.org/camps-programs/educational-resources/growing-up-wild/

Jennifer Stoddard
Reid Park Zoo
3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716
Tel: (520) 837-8086
E-mail: jennifers at reidparkzoo.org
Web Page: https://reidparkzoo.org/education/teachers/

ARKANSAS
Sheila Connerly
Project WILD Coordinator
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
890 Heritage Pointe Drive
Conway, AR 72034
Tel: (479) 518-2621
sheila.connerly at agfc.ar.gov
Website: http://www.agfc.com/projectwild

CALIFORNIA
Laura Drath
Project WILD Coordinator, Capital Foothills Region
11083 Buffalo River Court
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Tel: (916) 718-3515
laura4projectwild at yahoo.com

Lauren Bergh
Project WILD Coordinator, Southern Region
Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
1801 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tel: (714) 647-6573
lbergh at santa-ana.org
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/projectwildsocal/

Jeanne Knapp
Project WILD Coordinator, Central Valley Region
Four Rivers Natural History Association
8800 Lakewood Drive #2103
Windsor, California 95492
Tel: (209) 675-0852
Email: jeanneknapp@gmail.com
Web: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24194

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
NOTE: CDFW coordinates partial funding for WILD programs but does not offer professional development training.
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1280
Sacramento, CA 95814
Web: www.wildlife.ca.gov/learning/Project-WILD

COLORADO
Heather Hubbard
Project WILD Coordinator
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216
Tel: (303) 291-7165
heather.hubbard at state.co.us  
Website: http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/ProjectWild.aspx
Workshop Calendar: click here

CONNECTICUT
Susan Robinson 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Kellogg Environmental Center
500 Hawthorne Avenue 
PO Box 435 
Derby, CT 06418 
Tel: (203) 734-2513 
Fax: (203) 922-7833 
susan.d.robinson at ct.gov
Web Page CT DEEP Education: www.ct.gov/deep/education

Lisa Monachelli
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Tel: (203) 322-1646
lmonachelli at stamfordmuseum.org

DELAWARE
Claire Mickletz
Project WILD Coordinator 
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control - White Clay Creek State Park
750 Thompson Station Road 
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: (302) 368-6560
Claire.Mickletz@delaware.gov
Web: https://destateparks.com/WhiteClayCreek

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Kalie Johnson
Project WILD Coordinator
Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)
1200 First Street NE, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 440-2731
kalie.johnson@dc.gov
Web: http://doee.dc.gov/service/environmental-education-workshops-and-training

FLORIDA
Gina Long
Project WILD Coordinator 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Gina.Long@MyFWC.com
Web: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/project-wild

GEORGIA
Kim Morris-Zarneke 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources  Wildlife Resources Division
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center 
543 Elliott Trail 
Mansfield, GA 30055 
Tel: (770) 784-3059
E-mail: kim.morris-zarneke at dnr.ga.gov
Website: www.gaprojectwild.org

Amber Barrow
Assistant Project WILD Coordinator 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources  Wildlife Resources Division
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center 
543 Elliott Trail 
Mansfield, GA 30055 
Tel: (770) 784-3121
E-mail: amber.barrow at dnr.ga.gov
Website: www.gaprojectwild.org

HAWAII
Contact the Project WILD National Office
Tel: (202) 838-3476 
Email: projectwild@fishwildlife.org

IDAHO
Lori Adams 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Idaho Department of Fish & Game 
P.O. Box 25 
Boise, ID 83707 
Tel: (208) 863-3236 
Fax: (208) 334-2148 
E-mail: lori.adams at idfg.idaho.gov 
Web Page: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/

ILLINOIS
Meaghan Bowe
Environmental Education Association of Illinois
Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (815) 670-8497
E-mail: meghanlbowe at gmail.com
Web Page: EEAI.net 

Rebecca Ammann
Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Tel: (847) 835-8253
E-mail: rammann at chicagobotanic.org
Web Page: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/teacher_programs

Pat Knable
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL 60026
Tel: (847) 832-6873
E-mail: pknable at kohlchildrensmuseum.org
Web Page: https://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/educate/professional-development/

Nancy Bailey
YWCA Child Care Solutions
4990 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Tel: (815) 484-9442 Ext. 211
E-mail: nancy at ywcachildcaresolutions.org

INDIANA
Rachel Woodworth
Project WILD Coordinator 
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fish & Wildlife
402 W. Washington Street, Room W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: (317) 233-7417
E-mail: RWoodworth at dnr.in.gov
Website: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/
Workshops: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7548.htm

IOWA
Barb Gigar 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Iowa Department of Natural Resources 
502 E. 9th 
Des Moines, IA 50319
Tel: (515) 494-3891
E-mail: Barb.Gigar at dnr.iowa.gov
Web Page: click here

KANSAS
Ashlyn Kite-Hartwich 
Project WILD Co-Coordinator 
Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) 
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502 
Tel: (785) 889-4384
E-mail: akite at kacee.org
Website: www.kacee.org

Mike Rader 
Project WILD Co-Coordinator 
Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks 
512 SE 25th Avenue 
Pratt, KS 67124-8174 
Tel: (620) 672-0708  
E-mail: mike.rader at ks.gov 
Website: http://www.ksoutdoors.com

KENTUCKY
Brittany Wray 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education 
PO Box 1208 
Frankfort, KY 40602
Tel: (859) 582-9399
E-mail: brittany at kaee.org 
Website: www.kaee.org

LOUISIANA
Wade Dubea 
Project WILD Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry 
P.O Box 1628
Baton Rouge, LA  70821    
Tel: (225) 925-4500 
E-mail: wdubea at ldaf.state.la.us 
Website: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us

Monica Pasos
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine Street 
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tel: (504) 212-5378
E-mail: mpasos at auduboninstitute.org

MAINE
Laura Craver-Rogers
Project WILD Coordinator
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife 
284 State Street, SHS 41
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 592-0750
Laura.Craver-Rogers@maine.gov
Web: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/programs-resources/teacher-students/project-wild.html

MARYLAND
Kerry Wixted
Project WILD Coordinator 
Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service 580 Taylor Ave., E-1 
Annapolis, MD 21401 
Tel: (410) 260-8566
E-mail: kerry.wixted at maryland.gov
Website: http://dnr.maryland.gov/Wildlife/Pages/Education/home.aspx
Project WILDGrowing Up WILD, Workshop Schedule: click here

Winny Tan
Oregon Ridge Nature Center 
13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Tel: (410) 887-1815
E-mail: wtan at baltimorecountymd.gov

Aurelio Giannitti
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
Tel: (410) 742-4988
E-mail: aggiannitti at salisbury.edu
Web Page: https://www.wardmuseum.org/education/schools/

MASSACHUSETTS
Pam Landry 
Project WILD Coordinator 
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife 
1 Rabbit Hill Rd. 
Westboro, MA 01581 
Tel: (508) 389-6310 
Fax: (508) 389-7890 
E-mail: pam.landry at state.ma.us 
Web Page: http://www.mass.gov/masswildlife

MICHIGAN
Natalie Elkins
Project WILD Coordinator
Office of Communications
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Co-sponsor: Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
525 W. Allegan 
Lansing, MI 48933
Tel: (517) 284-6041
E-mail: MIprojectwild@gmail.com
Web Page: http://www.michigan.gov/michiganprojectwild

MINNESOTA
Briedi Scott
Project WILD Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road 
St. Paul, MN  55155 
Cell: 573-301-7532
briedi.scott@state.mn.us 
Web: http://www.mndnr.gov/projectwild

MISSISSIPPI
Angel Rohnke 
Assistant Director, Museum of Natural Science
Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601- 576-6000
E-mail: angel.rohnke at mmns.state.ms.us
Web Page: http://museum.mdwfp.com/
Training Calendar: http://museum.mdwfp.com/- click on "education" then "for teachers"

MISSOURI
Janice Greene
Project WILD Coordinators
Missouri State University
Bull Shoals Field Station
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
Janice Tel: (417) 836-5306 
Janice Email: JaniceGreene at MissouriState.edu
Website: https://bullshoals.missouristate.edu/

MONTANA
Ryan Schmaltz
Project WILD Coordinator 
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks 
1420 East Sixth Street
P.O. Box 200701 
Helena, MT 59620 
Tel: (406) 444-9944
rschmaltz@mt.gov
Web: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/teachers/projectWild.html

NEBRASKA
Monica Macoubrie
Project WILD Coordinator
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Tel: (402) 471-5363
monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov
Web: http://www.nebraskaprojectwild.org

NEVADA
Julie Bless
Project WILD Coordinator
Nevada Department of Wildlife
6980 Sierra Center Parkway
Suite 120
Reno, Nevada 89511
(775) 688-1406
(815) 985-0665
jbless@ndow.org
Web: http://www.ndow.org/Education/Wildlife_Ed/

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Lindsay Webb
Project WILD Coordinator
New Hampshire Fish & Game Department 
11 Hazen Drive 
Concord, NH 03301 
(603) 271-6649
lindsay.webb@wildlife.nh.gov 
Web: www.wildnh.com

NEW JERSEY
Liz Jackson 
Project WILD Coordinator 
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife 
Pequest Center 
605 Pequest Road 
Oxford, NJ 07863 
Tel: (908) 637-4125 
Fax: (908) 637-6735 
E-mail: liz.jackson at dep.nj.gov
Web Page: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com
Workshop Calendar: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pwsched.htm

Karen Byrne 
Project WILD Aquatic Coordinator 
Nacote Creek Research Station
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
P.O. Box 418
Port Republic, NJ 08241
Tel: (609) 748-2031 
E-mail: karen.byrne at dep.nj.gov
Web Page: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com

NEW MEXICO
Contact the Project WILD National Office
Tel: (202) 838-3476 
Email: projectwild@fishwildlife.org

NEW YORK
Betsy Ukeritis
Project WILD Co-Coordinator
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Regions 6, 7, & 8
615 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13204
Tel: (315) 426-7532
E-mail: edprofdevel at dec.ny.gov

Drew Hopkins
Project WILD Co-Coordinator
New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
56 Game Farm Road
Delmar, NY 12056
Tel: (518) 292-1180
E-mail: edprofdevel at dec.ny.gov

NORTH CAROLINA
Tanya Poole
Project WILD Coordinator
Wildlife Education Division
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
609 Woodlawn Circle
Clyde, NC 28721
Tel: 828-329-3472
E-mail: tanya.poole at ncwildlife.org 
Web Page: http://www.ncwildlife.org/educators 

NORTH DAKOTA
Beth Hill
Project WILD Coordinator
North Dakota State University - ND Forest Service
916 Interstate Ave, Suite #4
Bismarck, ND 58503-1227
Tel: (701) 328-9948 
beth.hill@ndsu.edu
Web: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndfs

Dr. Laura Munski
Dakota Science Center
PO Box 5023
Grand Forks, ND 58206
Tel: (701) 772-8207
E-mail: dakota.science at gmail.com
Web Page: http://www.dakota-science.org/

OHIO
Jen Dennison 
Project WILD Coordinator 
ODNR -Division of Wildlife 
2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G 
Columbus, OH 43229 
Tel: (614) 265-6316 
Fax: (614) 262-1171 
E-mail: outdoor.education at dnr.state.oh.us 
Web Page: Ohio Project Wild

OKLAHOMA
Lisa Anderson 
Project WILD Coordinator 
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr. Box 99
Edmond, OK  73034 
Tel: (405) 990-1292 
E-mail: okprojectwild@uco.edu

OREGON
Yasmeen Hossain
Project WILD Co-Coordinator
Oregon Natural Resources Education Program
College of Forestry, Oregon State University
051 Peavy Hall
Corvallis, OR 97330
Tel: (541) 737-2128
onrep@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

LeeAnn Mikkelson 
Project WILD Co-Coordinator
Oregon Natural Resources Education Program
College of Forestry, Oregon State University
051 Peavy Hall
Corvallis, OR 97330
Tel: (541) 737-9121
onrep@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

PENNSYLVANIA
Carl Richardson
Aquatic WILD Coordinator
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
P.O. Box 67000
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Tel: (717) 705-7848
crichardso at state.pa.us

Carissa Longo
Project WILD Coordinator
DCNR - Bureau of PA State Parks
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301
Tel: (717) 772-1807
calongo at pa.gov

RHODE ISLAND
Kimberly Sullivan
Rhode Island Division of Fish & Wildlife
1B Camp E-Hun-Tee
Exeter, RI 02822
Tel: (401) 539-0037
kimberly.sullivan at dem.ri.gov

Lauren Parmelee
Audubon Society of Rhode Island 
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Tel: (401) 949-5454 Ext. 3111
E-mail: lparmelee at asri.org
Web Page: https://asri.org/learn/schools/professional-development-opportunities.html

SOUTH CAROLINA
Contact the Project WILD National Office
Tel: (202) 838-3476 
projectwild@fishwildlife.org

Charner Boney
National Wild Turkey Federation
770 Augusta Road
Edgefield, SC 29824
Tel: (803) 637-3106
E-mai: cboney at nwtf.net

SOUTH DAKOTA
Maggie Lindsey
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
20641 SD Hwy. 1806
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Tel: (605) 223-7667
maggie.lindsey at state.sd.us

TENNESSEE
David Lowry
Project WILD Coordinator
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
5107 Edmonson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615)741-0367
David.H.Lowrie@tn.gov

Rachel Singer
City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation – Wilderness Station
697 Veterans Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Tel: (615) 217-3017
E-mail: rsinger at murfreesborotn.gov

TEXAS
Kiki Corry
Texas Parks and WIldlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX
Tel: (512) 389-4369
kiki.corry at tpwd.texas.gov

UTAH
Nicaela Haig
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Eccles Wildlife Education Center
1157 S Waterfowl Way
Farmington, UT 84025
Tel: (385) 206-7211
nhaig at utah.gov

VERMONT
Alison Thomas
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
Tel: (802) 371-9975
alison.thomas at vermont.gov

VIRGINIA
Suzie Gilley
Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400
P.O. Box 90778
Hernrico, VA 23228
(804) 367-0188
sizie.gilley at dgif.virginia.gov

WASHINGTON
Western Washington
Denise Buck
Pacific Education Institute
724 Columbia Street, NW Suite 255
Olympia, WA 98501-1091
(360) 705-9286
dbuck at pacificeducationinstitute.org

Michele Cardinaux
Tacoma Nature Center 
1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 591-6439
Michele at tacomaparks.com
https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/educator-workshops-nature-center/

Eastern Washington
Diahne Gill
Northwest Natural Resources Institute
Farm Forum / Greater Spokane Incorporated
801 W. Riverside, #100
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 321-3615
dgill at greaterspokane.org

WEST VIRGINIA
Ashley Anderson
WVDNR - Wildlife Resources
324 Fourth Avenue, Room 300
South Charleston, WV 25303-1228
Tel: (304) 558-2771
ashley.n.anderson@wv.gov

WISCONSIN
Ruth Ann Lee
Wisconsin Green Schools Network
c/o Wisconsin Wildlife Federation
213 North Main Street; Suite 100
PO Box 460
Poynette, WI 53955
800-897-4161
ruthann at wigreenschools.org

Tory Bahe
Urban Ecology Center (Milwaukee)
(414) 344-5460
tbahe at urbanecologycenter.org

Deb McRae
Wehr Nature Center 
9701 W. College Ave.
Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 425-8550
debra.mcrae at ces.uwex.edu
https://www.friendsofwehr.org/resources-for-educators/training/

Tom Quinn
Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
10186 County Rd MM
Amherst Junction, WI 54407
(715) 346-2705
tquinn at uwsp.edu

WYOMING
Lucy Diggins-Wold
1425 Citadel Street
Green River, WY 82935
Tel: (307) 875-3223

Hazel Scharosch
P.O. Box 157
Alcova, WY 82620
Tel: (307) 234-8479
schazel at hotmail.com

PUERTO RICO
Vilmarie Roman
Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
P.O. Box 366147
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936
Tel: (787) 772-2031
vilmarieprpw at gmail.com


CANADA
Kerrie Mortin
WILD BC of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
Suite 102- 2957 Jutland Road
Victoria, BC  V8T 5J9
(250) 940-9787
kerrie.mortin at hctf.ca
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/workshops/

Leah Japp
SaskOutdoors - Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association
RR! Box 59
Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0
(306) 525-6487
soeaaconnect at gmail.com
http://saskoutdoors.org/pages/growing-up-wild

JAPAN
Hiroshi Kawahara
203 Edogawabashi Bldg 1-47-12
Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo, Japan
112-0014
Tel: +81-3-6674-1188
hirosi-kawahara at prfj.or.jp