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Melissa Pitkin

Education and Outreach Director for PRBO Conservation Science

Melissa Pitkin, PRBO Education and Outreach Division Director, holds a M.S.(2005) in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University.  Melissa has worked for PRBO Conservation Science since 1997 as both a field biologist and as the director of PRBO's Education and Outreach Program.  As director, Melissa develops and implements projects that focus on translating the science of bird and ecosystem conservation to a wide variety of audiences including adults and youth, partners, and special interest groups.  Specifically, she oversees the K-12

programs, our communications through media, website, and  quarterly newsletter, coordinates volunteers, and produces written materials that communicate our findings to target audiences.

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