Susan Cox – 2010 National PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year

Susan Cox received one of five awards as a national outstanding PLT educator. Susan uses and supports PLT at many levels. She served on the NH Project Learning Tree board of directors in the late 1990s, helps to organize and train middle and high school teachers in the Forest for Every Classroom program, trains teachers across the state through the Building Vertical Science Literacy program, advises PLT initiatives at the national level, and is one of our most reliable and sought after workshop facilitators. She is both a thinker and a doer in her work. She helps us to think strategically about how to design our work to best meet teachers’ needs and then can be relied upon to do whatever she signs up to do with great aplomb. In her role as the Conservation Education Specialist for the Northeastern Area of USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry in Durham, Susan covers a twenty state region. Despite this large area, she makes us at NHPLT feel like we are her only concern! With an academic background in both forestry and adult education, she has the expertise to teach high level content knowledge in natural science, model field investigation skills, and inspire teachers to bring “real science” into the classroom. She is an integral member of our PLT team and our work is better by her involvement