Gary Kreamer
Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
Smyrna, Delaware

As the education coordinator for the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Education Center for the past 18 years, Gary Kreamer has worked in collaboration with local and state partners to develop numerous wetlands and environmental education programs. This includes the Delaware Adopt-A-Wetland Program, which enlists volunteers to serve as stewards for “adopted” wetlands across the state. The program has grown under Gary’s leadership to include over 100 groups with approximately 3,000 volunteers. Gary was also instrumental in establishing the Eco-Explorers Program, which provides fifth grade students with the opportunity to learn about wetland ecology and salt marsh ecosystems, and a program about the interaction between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds, called Green Eggs and Sand. These programs have educated and inspired tens of thousands of students and teachers across Delaware and beyond.