PLT’s Leadership in Education Award

PLT’s Leadership in Education Award recognizes those who make significant contributions to advance PLT programs and initiatives at the state or regional level.


See You on the Trail that Students Built!

With PLT GreenWorks! grants, students in Alabama, Indiana and Michigan took the lead to restore, design and build nature trails, learning about ecosystems and forest health.

Brian Plankis
Outstanding Educator

Environmental Education Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Research Fellow, NewKnowledge Brian Plankis is an environmental education consultant who works with under-served K-6 schools in Indianapolis …

Outstanding Educator
Dave Shafer

Dave Shafer uses the outdoors to teach a range of STEM topics to students at Skiles Test Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Outstanding Educator
Dawn Hammon

Dawn Hammon incorporates environmental education into her kindergarten classroom at Center for Inquiry in Indianapolis, Indiana, through numerous indoor and outdoor projects.

Outstanding Educator
Sue Keene

Sue Keene, a teacher in residence at the University of Indianapolis in Indiana, is a PLT facilitator who is helping create a PLT technology guide.