Outstanding Educator
Diane St. Jean

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.

Outstanding Educator
Ginger Reasonover

Ginger Reasonover is a science lab coordinator who uses PLT with preK through fourth grade students at David Lipscomb Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Outstanding Educator
Barbara Dunbar

Barbara Dunbar is the 4-H Environmental Program Coordinator at Virginia Cooperative Extension in Yorktown, as well as a Virginina Master Naturalist.

Outstanding Educator
Jacelyn Downey

Jacelyn Downey is a senior community naturalist with Audubon Wyoming in Moorcroft who brings PLT to diverse audiences through environmental education across the state.

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Why Teach Outside?

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.

Outstanding Educator
Reeda Hart

Reeda Hart, a science outreach specialist at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, helped develop PLT’s Early Childhood curriculum.

Outstanding Educator
Susan Cox

Susan Cox, a conservation education coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service in Durham, New Hampshire, forges partnerships between natural resource professionals and educators.