|Alyssa Grayson, photo: The Providence Journal / Kris Craig|
|Sporting her button|
Although we've only seen Alyssa in person a few times, it has been a thrill to watch Alyssa grow into a conservation dynamo from afar! Last spring Alyssa presented a number of public education programs about wolves and coyotes at RI's Roger Williams Park Zoo, learned how to track local coyotes as youngest citizen scientist working on the national wildlife refuges in RI, and received a Certificate of Appreciation from the RI Department of Environmental Management. Alyssa is following her passion to protect our Nation's wildlife and her efforts are not going unnoticed, the Providence Journal wrote an article all about her last May!
Alyssa is an enormous inspiration, her achievements are awesome and worth remembering during times when the future of US wildlife appears bleak at best. This year Alyssa will be in the fifth grade and I'm proud to say that my hero is a middle school-er :)