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David Sagan
David Sagan leads a number of programs for children and families at Great Swamp refuge.
Credit: USWFS

Park ranger at N.J. Great Swamp refuge receives Northeast honor

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service honors one of its own each year with the “Sense of Wonder” award inspired by conservationist and author Rachel Carson. This year, David Sagan, park ranger and visitor services specialist at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey, represented the Northeast Region as the 2012 regional nominee for the national awards. The award celebrates Service employees who have designed, implemented or shown visionary leadership in an interpretive or environmental education program. These exemplary programs help foster a sense of wonder and enhance public stewardship of the wildlife heritage cared for and protected by dedicated Service employees. Dave’s supervisor, Jon Rosenberg, says that Dave has “exposed refuge visitors to natural ecosystem functions, challenged them to think larger scale about resource protection and created an opportunity to have visitors make emotional and intellectual connections with nature.”

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Published on: Sunday, December 23,2012

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