• Outstanding Educator
    Lilly Goodman-Allwright

    Lilly Goodman-Allwright, Education Consultant and Owner, Alaska Insights, Eagle River, Alaska

    Lilly Goodman-Allwright reaches both adults and children in her numerous environmental education activities. Her experience includes positions as a National Park Service interpretive ranger, wildlife educator with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, state education specialist, curriculum writer, and instructor of professional development courses. She has introduced hundreds of Alaskan classroom teachers and informal educators to outdoor nature-based instruction through the workshops and classes that she teaches at the University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University, through state and federal agencies, and at parks and nature centers. She works with school administrators across the state to promote PLT. The Iditarod School District, for example, included a course in fire science and PLT activities in its annual in-service training for all teachers in the district.

    “Lilly [has] a deep and enduring passion for helping others to understand and appreciate the natural world and dedication to inspiring them to get out and experience it.”

    – Matt Weaver, former Alaska PLT State Coordinator, 2001-2011

    Lilly was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree 2014.