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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 
DIRECTOR/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR 

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 
needs."  

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 
education programs. 

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.

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