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About the Author

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Alberto Mimo graduated with a Master’s Degree in biological sciences from Central Connecticut State University, and has been living in Connecticut ever since. He has spent the last 35 years working in the field of Environmental Education for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He has designed and coordinates five major statewide environmental education programs, mostly to provide technical education to high school students and adults. One of his programs “SEARCH”, a water quality monitoring education program, was chosen and funded by the National Science Foundation to provide systemic change for biology and chemistry in all the high schools in Connecticut. Alberto has been recognized as providing Connecticut with a number of very unique environmental education programs with applications beyond his home state. He is the Recipient of the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association “Environmental Educator of the Year” award in 1989, the 1991 National “Roger Tory Peterson” environmental education award and the 1995 Environment 2000 Governor’s award. In 1995 he was nominated by his peers and also awarded the DEP Distinguished Service Award based on his outstanding contributions to the Department of Environmental Protection. The Connecticut Audubon Society also awarded him the 1997 “Piping Plover” appreciation award for his contribution to the Audubon Society in Connecticut. In 1999, Alberto was honored once more by Briarwood College with their “First  Environmental Service Teachers award”. In 2011 he was awarded  the Dr. Sigmund Abeles Science Award for his outstanding service to Science Education in the State of Connecticut and in 2015 he was inducted into the Science National Honor Society.

Alberto believes that the best way to influence students and reach their hearts is by providing them with an opportunity to do research and monitor the environment.


"Alberto Mimo’s publication brings real-world trade skills and techniques into the classroom.  These techniques transform your classroom from talking about how science is done to actually implementing the field methods.  I am able to provide my students with hands on experiences that carry throughout the school year.  You can integrate these techniques and methods into various points of your curriculum. 


The underlying themes of this publication are skill development and application. The application serves as a form of assessment. For example, students know how to calculate surface area and volume but real world scenarios tend to change their success level.  Allowing students an opportunity to practice these applications in the field, ask questions, sharpen skills, and engage with you on a professional level is so rewarding! I am truly grateful for how these field projects enrich our curriculum. "

Stephanie Ramsey

Karolyn Baumgartner

Newtown High School Biology Teacher

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Book signing at the Audubon Coastal Center in Milford on March 24 at 1:00 PM

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