Back to School: Advice from a Pencil

Inspire your students from Day One with advice like “Take Note of What’s Important”, “Set Your Sights High” or “Stay Balanced and Lean into Life’s Curves.”

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award

PLT’s new Leadership in Education Award is designed to recognize individuals and partners who have made significant contributions to support PLT programs and initiatives at the state-level. Join us in celebrating this year’s winners and honorees who represent our diverse network and all those who help sustain and grow PLT state programs.

Robin Will
Outstanding Educator

Robin Will is supervisory ranger at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in northern Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico. The Refuge is known for …

Holly McKenzie
Outstanding Educator

As a consulting forester who usually works with landowners, Holly recognizes the importance of environmental education for people of all ages and backgrounds. She has …

Jason Vlcan
Outstanding Educator

Jason Vlcan is Visitor Information Specialist at the National Historic Trails Interpretative Center in Casper, Wyoming. Jason has a keen interest in natural history and …

Michelle Buck
Outstanding Educator

Michelle Buck is an Interpretive Guide at Mauna Kea Visitor Center and works at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy in Captain Cook, Hawaii Michelle …

Jennifer Beach
Outstanding Educator

Jennifer Beach is a children’s programmer at the Kenton County Public Library. Jennifer is a Certified Professional Environmental Educator who facilitates training in PLT for …

Julie Gee
Outstanding Educator

Julie Gee, naturalist for Ohio State Parks Julie has exemplified leadership in education throughout her career. As a naturalist for the Ohio State Parks, she …

Outstanding Educator
Kathleen Ogilvy

Kathleen Ogilvy, area forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry Kathleen became a trained PLT facilitator in 2008. Over the past decade, she has taken …