Ginger Boswell, Substitute Teacher and Family Forest Landowner, Magnolia, Texas
When Ginger Boswell and her husband first purchased forestland in 1993, they began inviting students from the local school to their property. A district state forester would accompany the students, conduct a forestry presentation, and do PLT activities with the youth. Ginger was so inspired with the PLT program that in 1999 she attended the Texas Forestry Association’s Teachers’ Conservation Institute and a year later became trained as a PLT facilitator. Every year, she leads PLT activities for the Texas Forest Service’s annual Houston’s Backyard program and helps with the “Walk in the Forest” PLT workshop for pre-service educators from Sam Houston State University. Whether she’s leading a workshop or simply conducting a PLT activity, Ginger introduces teachers and students to the first-hand perspectives of a land steward.
Ginger was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2008.