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Naturalist and environmental educator Amy Griffin Ouchley conducts encounters with the outdoors for students and teachers, children and adults, through workshops, field trips, and conferences, as well as programs in schools, libraries, nature centers, and museums. She received the Conservation Educator of the Year Award in 2011 from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. She lives with her husband, Kelby, in northeast Louisiana near an overflow swamp.
Kelby Ouchley is a biologist/author and managed National Wildlife Refuges for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for 30 years. Since 1995 Ouchley has written and narrated Bayou-Diversity, a popular weekly conservation program for public radio. His three other published books include: Flora and Fauna of the Civil War; the novel Iron Branch; and Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in the Louisiana Bayou Country. Ouchley and his wife Amy live in Rocky Branch, Louisiana.
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