Over 100 participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Japan attended the PLT Coordinators’ Conference held May 6-9 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
PLT’s new Leadership in Education Award is designed to recognize individuals and partners who have made significant contributions to support PLT programs and initiatives at the state-level. Join us in celebrating this year’s winners and honorees who represent our diverse network and all those who help sustain and grow PLT state programs.
Shelley Flanary is a park interpreter at Cossatot River State Park in Wickes, Arkansas. She relies on PLT resources to educate adults and children.
Michelle Viney is a conservation program manager at Audubon Arkansas in Fayetteville who promotes environmental education using PLT.
Discovering an endangered Ozark chestnut tree (also called Chinquapin) in the woods near the school campus inspired Acorn School students to take action.
Kathy is a science and reading teacher in the Acorn School District, Arkansas, who uses the outdoors as a classroom to instruct her students.
Jennifer Richardson teaches fifth grade science and social studies at Wooster Elementary School in Greenbrier, Arkansas, and coordinates school-wide environmental programs.
Jay Schneider is a naturalist and interpreter at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, Arkansas, who helped incorporate PLT in all state park programming.
An elementary teacher from Arkansas shares what she’s learned from implementing a schoolyard habitat project. Organizing a committee, engaging volunteers, and publicizing the effort have all contributed to their success.
Kathryn Roberts teaches science to grades 9-12 at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she created the school’s first outdoor classroom.