Outstanding Educator
Lori Nicholson

Lori came to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida in 2005 and became its first Environmental Education Specialist. She works with groups of …

Outstanding Educator
Debbie Fluegel

  Through the nonprofit group Trees Forever, Debbie works with communities, landowners, and farmers to conduct hands-on planting projects to diversify and enhance community forests …

Outstanding Educator
Tarneshia Evans

As Children’s Garden Educator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Tarneshia plans and carries out nature activities for children and their families. Previously she …

Outstanding Educator
Steve Scharosch

Steve operates Abacus Enterprises, Inc., a firm that develops and uses quantitative methods for land management planning. As a forest biometrician, he works with landowners …

Outstanding Educator
Maurine Rose Banzhaf

Maurine Rose Banzhaf, Master Environmental Educator, Woodland Park, Colorado When she moved to Colorado from Texas in 2010, Rose became an active, enthusiastic leader in …

Outstanding Educator
Marne Titchenell

Marne Titchenell, Extension Wildlife Program Specialist, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, Ohio Marne provides educational programs, workshops, conferences, and publications on a variety of natural …

Outstanding Educator
Chanda Cooper

Chanda Cooper, Education Coordinator, Richmond Soil and Water Conservation District, Columbia, South Carolina  Chanda frequently uses PLT activities to teach more than 2,000 K–12 students …

Summer Reading List

From informative nonfiction reads to silly fictional tales, this list separated by grade level will help kids–and adults–stay on top of their reading.