Dr. Judith Silverberg has thirty-seven years of experience working with natural resources agencies in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Connecticut. Her interest in the outdoors started as a young child growing up in Wisconsin, where she was a Girl Scout and participated in the first Wisconsin Girls' Conservation Camp.Judy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both her bachelor's of science in Wildlife Ecology and her master's degree in Continuing and Vocational Education/Environmental Education. She earned a doctorate in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire.
Throughout her adult life, Judy has helped to connect people with nature, starting her career as a parks naturalist, then working as a 4-H and youth development educator. For the past 26 years, she has worked for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, where she is actively involved in planning and implementing wildlife education and viewing programs throughout New Hampshire.
Judy is principal investigator in developing a North American Fish and Wildlife Conservation Education Strategy for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. She has served on a number of boards and advisory groups, as well as being an adjunct professor at several universities. She has been an active Girl Scout volunteer, leader and trainer all her adult life, and currently serves on the Board of the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.
Judy is the author of the New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Guide. She is the recipient of the President's Award from the New England Environmental Education Alliance, for "long-term and significant contributions in environmental education"; the Howard I. Wagner Award, for "outstanding contributions in science education in New Hampshire"; the John Pearce Memorial Award from the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society; and Conservation Communicator of the Year 2009 for the Northeast Conservation Information and Education Association.
When not working, Judy spends as much time outside as she can – hiking, canoeing, biking or skiing. She and her husband, Rick, live in an energy efficient house that they built, and their two adult children are both educators.