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NEW MICHIGAN SEA GRANT STAFF
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 1997
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Martha Walter, 313/647-0766
Michigan Sea Grant Communications
MICHIGAN SEA GRANT APPOINTS PEGGY BRITT AS NEW ASSISTANT
Peggy Britt joined Michigan Sea Grant College Program as the new
Assistant Director/Communications Coordinator on May 29, 1997. "My first
priority is to strengthen Michigan Sea Grant's position as a leading
source of quality information and educational materials on the Great
Lakes," stated Ms. Britt. "I plan to employ creative communications
methods to develop educational materials that respond to real community
Prior to her appointment with Sea Grant, Ms. Britt served as Associate
Director for The University of Michigan's National Consortium for
Environmental Education and Training (NCEET). In this position she
created a national professional development program for educators which
positioned NCEET as a leader in K-12 teacher environmental education.
She also served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Michigan's School
of Natural Resources, where she designed and taught a course that
introduced students to the techniques of quality environmental education.
Before her service at NCEET, Ms. Britt worked and studied in Washington
State. In 1990, she received her Masters degree in Environmental Studies
from Evergreen State College. For five years she worked with the
Washington State Government on a variety of environmental issues, in
particular educating recreational boaters about the impact of their
activities on water quality. She also developed waste reduction programs
for businesses and wrote legislation that mandated water conservation
Michigan Sea Grant recently created the Communications Coordinator/
Assistant Director position to enhance the integration of Michigan Sea
Grant communications with its extension and research activities.
Director Russ Moll called Britt's selection, "an excellent choice. Peggy
Britt's background in science and expertise in outreach and education
makes her uniquely qualified to lead our communications program."
Michigan Sea Grant, a cooperative effort between the University of
Michigan and Michigan State University, supports greater knowledge and
stewardship of the Great Lakes and ocean resources. It is one of twenty
nine Sea Grant College programs in the nation.
Martha Walter Ph 313/647-0766
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