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AFN Eco-Hero Awards

ACTION FOR NATURE
takes great pleasure in announcing its
2004 INTERNATIONAL
YOUNG ECO-HERO AWARD

Award Winner ($500 each, plus a certificate)

T.J. Tullo (aged 16) Staten Island, New York, USA
Scientific Discovery: Improving Marine Life

After volunteering with Alliance for Living Oceans, T.J. became curious about the impact of housing development on marine life near his home. He installed artificial reefs called "reef balls" under his family's dock, and discovered the "reef balls" improved marine life. T.J. is encouraging greater use of "reef balls" in his neighborhood, and is continuing his testing of the waters and sediment in New Jersey.

Judges Panel

Margaret Feldman, School Outreach Program Manager, California Academy of Sciences
Brian Gibeson, Environmental Educator
Sasha Rabin, Program Manager, River of Words Art & Poetry Contest
Susan Silberman, Youth Adventure Program Manager, Hostelling International
Ed Smith Ph.D. Aquatic Biologist, Researcher and Professor



AFN Board of Directors

Evelyn de Ghetaldi (President), B.Shimon Schwarzschild (Founder and Secretary), Jean Barish, Esq., David Gilford, Beryl Kay, Tamsin Orion, Adrienne Scroggie



AFN Board of Advisors

Albert Baez, Ph.D., Shirley Richardson Brower, Marisa Cohen, Jerry Dodson, Ruth Gottstein, Mimi Griffin-Jones, Sidney Holt, Ph.D., Huey Johnson, Alan Scroggie, Kimmie Weeks, William Whalen



Funding

The Flow Fund, Bioneers Fund, Parnassus Investments, Weiner Nusin Foundation, and generous grants from many individuals. We are immensely grateful to our financial supporters.



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