The awards acknowledge the students, teachers, and school administrators who are working to improve the sustainability, health, and safety of school facilities; ensure nutrition and fitness practices; and engage students in real-world learning.
Jan Forrest Kent promotes environmental education as a program manager at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, at Columbus State University, in Columbus, Ohio.
Project Learning Tree activities are excellent tools to teach life skills. At a summer leadership camp in Georgia, students learned about leadership, teamwork, and volunteerism.
Joy Cowart uses PLT to teach language arts and English as a second language to grades 6-12 at Lowndes County Schools in Valdosta, Georgia.
Gail Lutowski is an education program specialist for the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Guyton, Georgia, whose programs have reached over 20,000 people.