Dawn E Childs

I am an Information Specialist for the Cooperative Research Units. Prior positions include Outreach Specialist for three County governments and a large nonprofit. I have degrees from Virginia Tech in Natural Resources and Urban Affairs & Planning.


I am an thrill-seeking person who enjoys spending time in wild places.

See my photos on Flickr!


M.A., Natural Resources, Virginia Tech

B.A., Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech 

Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, Florida Atlantic University

Research Interests

Science communication, civic engagement, community involvement, diversity/equity/inclusion, safeguarding the rights of small communities who depend on hunting and commercial fishing for their livelihoods. 

Cooperative Research Unit Information

CRU Video

2019 CRU Year in Review

2018 CRU Year in Review

2017 CRU Year in Review

2016 CRY Year in Review

2015 CRU Year in Review

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