Congratulations to all of the 2018 AMI award winners!
Left to Right: Lee Wilbeck – AMI Award Chair, Emily Deeba (Saint Louis University), Jacob Lutes (Missouri Western University), Melissa Nyga (SE Missouri State University).
Not present: Cole Hoover, University of Central Missouri.
Dennis Burd (Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson)
Outstanding New Interpreter
Karen Seward (Mark Twain State Park) (left to right: Karen Seward, Amber Edwards (awards committee), right: (sorry, I forgot the nominator)
Outstanding Interpretive Effort
Discovery Day Camp: Libby Sanders (Bonebrake Center of Nature and History – Salem)
Outstanding Interpretive Media
Jamin Bray (Oak Hill R-1 School, Salem) (left to right: Libby Sanders (nominator), Jamin Bray (middle), Rebecca Rodriguez (right – awards committee member)
AMI Giant Award
George Kastler (retired DNR Chief Park Naturalist) (back row left to right: Alan Kastler (son), Neil Kastler (son), Bill Kastler (half-brother)) (front row left to right: George Kastler, Elizabeth Kastler (wife)).
2018 Best Workshop Presentation
Phillip Brinkley (Burr Oak Woods NC) (left to right: Lee Wilbeck, Phillip Brinkley)
Photos courtesy of John Miller.