Meet David Mizejewski
David Mizejewski has been fascinated by our natural world for as long as he can remember. A lifelong naturalist, he spent his youth romping in the woods, fields and wetlands, observing and learning about the surprising diversity of wildlife that inhabits these areas. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and is an expert on wildlife, our environment and green lifestyles. David is dedicated to using his knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm to help others understand the wonders of the natural world and how to live sustainably.
David is a media personality, author, blogger and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He hosted and co-produced Backyard Habitat on Animal Planet, a television series airing from 2005-2008 that showed people how to transform their yards and gardens into thriving habitats for birds and other local wildlife. David also appeared in an Animal Planet mini-series in April of 2007 called Springwatch U.S.A. that looked at the effect seasonal change has on wildlife from salamanders and flying squirrels to great horned owls and black bears. He blogs about animal oddities for Animal Planet and Huffington Post and contributes to NWF’s blog Wildlife Promise.
David makes monthly appearances on NBC’s Today Show and is a regular guest on The Martha Stewart Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. He has also appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood Live, BET’s The Mo’Nique Show, Planet Green’s Renovation Nation; HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard and Curb Appeal; Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet; Fox’s Mike and Juliet and America’s Newsroom, NBC’s iVillage Live; and CNN’s Headline News and Larry King Live. David has also appeared in and provided voice-over for dozens of educational and advocacy videos, PSAs and DVD extras produced by both National Wildlife Federation and Walden Media for the feature films Hoot, Nim’s Island, and The Chronicles of Narnia. He has participated as a wildlife expert in the press events for the films Where the Wild Things Are and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole.
David also does numerous radio appearances and has been a guest on NPR’s Marketplace, The Diane Rehm Show and All Things Considered, Martha Stewart and Rosie O’Donnell Sirius Radio shows, and dozens of major market radio stations on programming running the gamut from morning commute shows to evening news to weekend talk formats.
David is the author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, published in 2004 by Creative Homeowner and winner of the 2005 Publisher’s Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award. He is also a contributor to Gardening How-To magazine, published by the National Home Gardening Club and a Contributing Editor to Birds and Blooms magazine.
David is a graduate and board member of Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders, an exclusive, two-year leadership training, networking and mentoring program. He was one of twenty young conservationists to be nominated and selected for the inaugural class of this competitive program in 2005. He joined the board in 2008. David has also sat on advisory groups for the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, Biodiversity Council, Alliance for Workplace Excellence, OurEarth.org and Mother Earth News magazine.
He has been interviewed and profiled in many print publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Out, Best Life, Sunset, Organic Gardening, National Wildlife and Newsweek magazines as well as The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, as well as by the Associated Press and Reuters. He is a regular speaker at environmental conferences and events, both on the national and local level.
Originally from New Jersey, David now lives in Washington, DC.
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