Joy Barney is a conservation education program specialist with the U.S. Forest Service who coordinates environmental programs around Lake Tahoe in California.
Susan Campbell, Education Coordinator with the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Natural Areas in Texas, educates thousands of people each year.
Joan Chadde is the Education Program Coordinator at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, where she also teaches a course called Communicating Science.
Diane St. Jean teaches reading at Barrington Middle School in Barrington, New Hampshire, where she uses PLT to connect her students to their local forest.
Michael Stewart is a naturalist with the Miami County Park District in Troy, Ohio, where he also serves as a PLT facilitator.
Ginger Reasonover is a science lab coordinator who uses PLT with preK through fourth grade students at David Lipscomb Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Barbara Dunbar is the 4-H Environmental Program Coordinator at Virginia Cooperative Extension in Yorktown, as well as a Virginina Master Naturalist.
Jacelyn Downey is a senior community naturalist with Audubon Wyoming in Moorcroft who brings PLT to diverse audiences through environmental education across the state.
After completing a self-guided Meditation Nature Trail, high school students took on a bigger project. They created a permanent, interactive station to teach visitors about interconnectedness in nature.
Nature helps children’s development–intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. Studies show that teaching outdoors produces student gains in social studies, science, language arts and math.