New Hampshire Public Television Wins Emmy for Saving Songbirds, Featuring PSU Professor

June 11th, 2012 by blyndes

PSU Professor Len Reitsma’s research into Canada Warblers was part of New Hampshire Public Television’s Emmy-winning program.

Saving Songbirds, a Windows to the Wild special produced by New Hampshire Public Television, won a New England Emmy® for outstanding environmental program. Plymouth State University Professor Len Reitsma, Chairman of the Biological Sciences Department, was one of several avian experts interviewed in the award-winning program hosted by Willem Lange.

Two PSU students, Alexi Kimiatek and Kris Wojtusik, also appeared in the program. Saving Songbirds travelled from New England to Costa Rica and Jamaica to meet colorful and melodic migratory birds and the people, like Reitsma, who are dedicated to saving them.

Reitsma is an avian ecologist actively conducting research in both America and the tropics on migratory bird ecology. Since his arrival at Plymouth State University in 1992, Reitsma has maintained a research program leading to publications in journals such as Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, Wildlife Diseases, and Biotropica. He is a member of organizations such as the American Ornithological Union, National Geographic Society, and the National Audubon Society. He is the co-founder and president of the New England Institute for Landscape Ecology. He was honored with Plymouth State University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.

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