Outstanding Educator
Laurie Root

Laurie Root, a naturalist with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks in Rapid City, is a hub connecting environmental educators in South Dakota.

Outstanding Educator
Michael Murphrey

Michael Murphrey, a staff forester for the Texas Forest Service in Lufkin, Texas, educates the public about conservation, especially invasives like the southern pine beetle.

Outstanding Educator
Kayleen Pritchard

Kayleen Pritchard is a consultant on science education for the Pacific Education Institute in Indianola, Washington. She integrated PLT into curricula for her school district.

Outstanding Educator
Lucy Diggins-Wold

Lucy Diggins-Wold is an information and education specialist with Wyoming Game & Fish in Green River, a mainstay for PLT Wyoming, and dedicated environmental educator.

Outstanding Educator
Jay Schneider

Jay Schneider is a naturalist and interpreter at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, Arkansas, who helped incorporate PLT in all state park programming.

Outstanding Educator
Michael Mansour

Michael Mansour is a naturalist and environmental educator who uses PLT in many programs at Hawk Woods Nature Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Outstanding Educator
Jeannine May

Jeannine May is a 25-year veteran of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service who serves as a public affairs officer in Jackson, Mississippi.

Outstanding Educator
Jonathan Nute

Jonathan Nute is a forest resources extension educator at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension in Hillsborough County who trains teachers in PLT.