BCR 135: Dale Rosselet, VP Education NJ Audubon


Ms. Dale Rosselet has been with New Jersey Audubon since 1983 and has extensive experience teaching pre-school, elementary, and secondary grades in both formal and non-formal situations. As Vice President for Education she oversees all statewide and center-based programming efforts for the organization as well as nature center operations. She currently chairs the governor-appointed New Jersey Commission for Environmental Education, is co-chair of National Wildlife Federation’s Youth Engagement Caucus, and is past President of the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education, NJ’s statewide professional organization for environmental educators.  

Ms. Rosselet has been recognized with several awards including the 2008 Garden State Woman of the Year Environment Award, the 2012 Education Award from Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award from the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education. She has co-authored several nature-based curriculum guides for New Jersey Audubon including Bridges to the Natural World, as well as a popular birding book, Birding by Impression.

Show Notes:

  • New Jersey native, a true Jersey girl
  • early influence helped shape your career choices
  • New Jersey Audubon’s strong commitment to Environmental Education develop and what keeps it going.
  • You have authored four natural history curriculum guides, tell us about these works called Bridges to a Natural World, New Jersey Waters.
  • Secrets of your success as you meet groups of teachers or students and empower them to be engaged in environmental issues?
  • Your education team coordinated and conducted the Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education Student Forum.
  • What other types of programs does NJ Audubon do in order to connect children with nature?
  • You are past president for the Alliance of New Jersey Environmental Education and chair the governor appointed New Jersey Commission for Environmental Education.
  • In 2012 you received the Women in Wildlife Award as well as the Pat Kane Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Education. What’s it like living the legacy started by your mentor, Pat Kane?
  • In addition to connecting teachers and students with the environment, you have also been involved in connecting adults to nature. You co-authored the book Wild Journeys: Migration in New Jersey for New Jersey Audubon. 
  • You are Co-Author of the Peterson Reference Guide to Birding By Impression with Kevin T. Karlson. Tell us about this aspect of your career.
  • You lead natural history tours for the NJAS. What is the attraction of nature travel, what benefit does travel provide you?
  • What is the draw of living in New Jersey from a natural history perspective?

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New Jersey Audubon

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