Celebrating Leaders in Education

PLT recognized four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions and embody PLT’s mission of advancing environmental education, forest literacy, and career pathways using forests and trees as windows on the world.

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Native American Heritage Month, Thanksgiving, and Year-Round Resources for Educators

November is Native American, or American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. While we should honor, recognize, and celebrate Indigenous Peoples year-round, November is a month to dedicate more time to our individual and respective learning journeys about Indigenous Peoples’ history, culture, knowledge, perspectives, and leadership.

Student Sustainability Group Leads Reforestation Effort

“Students for Sustainability” are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their high school and community in Washington State. In a relatively short amount of time, they’ve already revitalized local reforestation efforts.

Outstanding Educator
Kayleen Pritchard

Kayleen Pritchard is a consultant on science education for the Pacific Education Institute in Indianola, Washington. She integrated PLT into curricula for her school district.

Outstanding Educator
Jane Ulrich

Jane Ulrich teaches fourth grade at Sunny Hills Elementary School in Issaquah, Washington, where she led the creation of a school trail and garden.