Schanee’ Anderson, Curator of Education, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas
Schanee’ Anderson oversees a staff of five, as well as dozens of volunteers, who provide educational programs to students who visit the Sedgwick County Zoo. She has found that PLT is an ideal resource for this purpose. She shares what she learns with other nonformal educators, including other members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She is a member of the AZA Conservation Education Committee and the Paraguay Conservation Partnership. (She conducted the first-ever PLT workshops in Paraguay!) Schanee’ was the president of the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (the state sponsor for PLT) when it hosted the PLT International Conference in Wichita in 2008. She also helped host the Kansas GreenSchools Conference. Many of the people she has mentored have gone on to become environmental education leaders in other institutions—a testament to her leadership.
Schanee’ was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2010.