David Shelley, Education Coordinator, Congaree National Park, Hopkins, South Carolina
David Shelley’s goal is to improve the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of natural and cultural resource dimensions of forests and rivers. Working at the Congaree National Park’s Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center, he provides PLT resources and other workshops to teachers, students, park visitors, and others. He is the driving force behind an annual outreach program for educators in the South Carolina midlands, as well as a project that links art and science. He has also supported Park Service efforts to communicate about climate change.
“David is a strong advocate and role model for PLT in our state.”
– Victoria Pasco, Science Lab Teacher, Catawba Trail Elementary School, Elgin, South Carolina
David was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2016.