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.

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Summer Programs for Educators

Every summer, PLT programs across the country offer multi-day teachers’ tours and week-long forestry institutes. Learn more about what to expect and find a tour.

Outstanding Educator
Susan Snyder

Susan Snyder creates and leads programs for K-12 students in ecology and soil science at Ogden Nature Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Outstanding Educator
Kevin Doran

Kevin Doran, a natural science educator with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry, uses PLT as a cornerstone of his programs with children.