Beverly Smith, Director, Larry Box Conservation Education Center, Brookeville, Mississippi
Beverly Smith directs the Larry Box Conservation Education Center, a facility owned and operated by the Starkville, Mississippi, Public School District and located on the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. She teaches and serves as a liaison between the refuge and the school district. As the second director of the Center, she has found ways to increase its outreach and functionality to the school district, other schools, and the community. She uses PLT in almost every activity she presents. She also facilitates PLT workshops annually for preservice teachers at Mississippi State University.
“Her programs are just outstanding. All of her enthusiasm comes across to the children and makes them excited to be there.”
– Elizabeth Bounds, Teacher, Church Hill Elementary School
Beverly was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2013.