Connecting Chicago-Area Youth with Nature

Supported in part by a Sustainable Forestry Initiative community grant, Bosque de Salud, or Forest of Health, is giving youth hands-on, educational interaction with the natural world to encourage them to understand their relationship with the environment and inspire a lifetime of stewardship.

Outstanding Educator
Debbie Fluegel

  Through the nonprofit group Trees Forever, Debbie works with communities, landowners, and farmers to conduct hands-on planting projects to diversify and enhance community forests …

Outstanding Educator
Robert Carter

Robert (Bob) Carter is an outdoor and environmental education instructor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, who has used PLT for over 30 years.