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VIMS education coordinator wins conservation educator award

Sarah McGuire Nuss, Education Coordinator of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is one of three recipients of this year’s Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Educator Award. The winners were announced on Tuesday at the Garden Club of Virginia’s virtual Conservation Forum.

Several months ago, Nuss was contacted by two representatives from the Garden Club of Gloucester who wanted to nominate her for the award. The Williamsburg and Hampton garden clubs seconded Gloucester’s nomination.

Nuss has been at VIMS for 15 years and educates students and teachers about estuaries and conservation through field trips, curriculum and writing. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Carolina University and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from College of Charleston. She is currently a doctoral candidate at William and Mary College’s School of Education.

“We are delighted that Sarah is one of the winners ...

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