The Education Operating Committee provides governance and leadership to Project Learning Tree and other educational programs of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. The committee develops opportunities for young people and their families to better understand environmental issues by cooperating on projects with educators, resource management professionals, youth leaders, and citizen conservationists.
The committee’s responsibilities include:
- Recommending goals and policies for PLT and other educational programs
- Developing annual operating plans and budgets for SFI’s Board of Directors’ approval
- Assisting with fundraising activities
- Participating in PLT’s programs and activities
- Initiating strategic planning for PLT and other SFI education programs
PLT’s Education Operating Committee
Division Chief of Education, Interpretation,
Bureau of Land Management
Director of Marketing
|Nicole Ardoin, PhD.
Graduate School of Education
Director, Conservation Education
USDA Forest Service
Due South Investment
|Karen L. Ostlund, Ph.D.
Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin
UTeach Science Program,
College of Natural Sciences
Branch Chief for Interagency Coordination
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Education Outreach
Senior Director, Conservation Content and Partnerships
Wildlife Habitat Council
Director of Forest Stewardship
Massachusetts Department of Conservation
Cal-Wood Education Center
|Laura Downey, Ph.D.
Kansas Association for Conservation
and Environmental Education
|Susan M. Schultz
Georgia Forestry Commission
Education Program Manager
National Geographic Society
NC State University- Extension Forestry
|Nat Frazer, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, PKAL
Utah State University
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Forest Resources Division