Outstanding Educator
Linda Jordan

Linda Jordan is a fourth grade teacher at Indian Rocks Christian School in Seminole, Florida, who also developed and facilitates a popular summer science camp.

Outstanding Educator
Brandy Vavruska

Brandy Vavruska, a kindergarten teacher at West Elementary School in Spearfish, South Dakota, helped pilot the Early Childhood curriculum in her classroom.

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.

Students Across the Country Exchange Forests

A foundation of PLT’s broad-based curriculum is support and enrichment of a variety of teaching and learning opportunities for teachers and students alike.  PLT activities …


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
Amber Hodges

Amber Hodges is a project associate for the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Roanoke, Virginia, who provides programming to about 1,800 K–12 students per year.

Outstanding Educator
Denise Trufan

Denise Trufan is a science lab facilitator for grades K-5 who launched a recycling program at Indian Land Elementary School, Indian Land, South Carolina.