Barbara Adams, Teacher, Clifton Park Nursery School, Clifton Park, New York
Barbara Adams has taken the lead in helping Clifton Park Nursery School institute recycling, clean with greener products, and teach pre-schoolers about the environment. Using PLT as a foundation, she introduces her students to the natural world, using puzzles, stories, outdoor observation, and other activities. She has developed strong connections with two nearby environmental centers. Prior to coming to Clifton Park, she was head teacher at the Guiderland Community Center Summer Camp, connecting children to the outdoors.
“Because of her commitment to teaching about the natural world and how to responsibly co-exist with it, all children who are lucky enough to have her as a preschool teacher have instilled within them a true sense of reverence for the environment and for learning.”
– Lisa Mendel, Co-Chair, Clifton Park Nursery School, Clifton Park, New York
Barbara was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2014.