Outstanding Educator
Michael Murphrey

Michael Murphrey, a staff forester for the Texas Forest Service in Lufkin, Texas, educates the public about conservation, especially invasives like the southern pine beetle.

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Six Steps for Successful Service Learning

A successful service-learning project is more than just volunteering—it involves students applying knowledge and skills to make a difference in their communities.

Outstanding Educator
Beatrice Long

Beatrice (Bea) Long teaches eighth grade science at Seabrook Intermediate School, Seabrook, Texas, and is a science teacher mentor at the Environmental Institute of Houston.

Outstanding Educator
Ginger Boswell

Ginger Boswell is a substitute teacher in Magnolia, Texas, who invites school groups to visit her forestland and leads PLT activities for pre=service educators.

Outstanding Educator
Melanie Cornelius

Melanie Cornelius is an elementary science instruction specialist in Frisco Independent School District, Frisco, Texas, who helps teachers in 22 schools deliver science education.

Outstanding Educator
Auburn Carpenter

Auburn Carpenter is the education projects manager at Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, where she uses PLT in a vidoconferencing series to reach students.