Urban Wildlife: Guests (2011)
Wildlife Educator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Adare Evans is a Wildlife Educator for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. You may have seen her at your school giving a program on Idaho wildlife. She runs the environmental education program Nose-to-Nose and writes and edits articles for Wildlife Express.
Adare's love of the outdoors developed while growing up in Idaho's Wood River Valley. She spent her winters skiing and her summers camping, fishing and playing in nature. Watching river otters in the Big Wood River was a favorite after-school activity.
Adare started her college education as a fisheries major, but soon learned she wanted to share her love of nature and wildlife with others. She earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Idaho in Wildland Recreation Management and earned a teaching certificate from Northwest Nazarene University.
She lives in Boise with her husband and two children.
Regional Conservation Educator, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Gregg is the Regional Conservation Educator for the Upper Snake Region and works out of Idaho Falls. His job is to not only talk to students, but also teach teachers and the general public about fish and wildlife. So that he can get the story right, he gets to take part in all the neat things that Fish and Game does. While helping with projects like deer trapping or catching poachers, he also takes pictures and video for newspaper and television. He writes stories about what Fish and Game is doing and also speaks on the radio and to sportsman's groups and clubs. He is part of the team of agencies that worked to delist the grizzly bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, and he is in charge of the committee that handles all the information and education work for grizzly bears in the lower 48 states.
Recently he has been helping to help keep brown bears in the Carpathian Mountains of Europe from getting into trouble with people by helping to create trash containers the bears can't break into. He will be heading back this spring to figure out ways to keep bears from getting into trouble around humans.
Gregg grew up in Illinois and was very involved in Boy Scouts. He went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and got a Bachelors Degree in Scientific Land Management and went on to work for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service. He worked for and received a Masters Degree in Education from Idaho State University before joining Idaho Fish and Game. He has one son in high school, another at Montana State University and another who just graduated from the College of Idaho. His family loves the outdoors, especially in the winter when most people prefer to be inside.
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