Gail Lutowski, education specialist for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been named an Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2007 by Project Learning Tree.
Lutowski is one of five environmental educators selected nationwide and will receive her award May 8 during PLT’s 21st annual International Coordinators’ Conference.
Lutowski is the third representative of the Warnell School to receive recognition as PLT Outstanding Educator of the Year over the past decade. She coordinates PLT programming and other K-12 education programs out of the May Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, located within the 3,250-acre Dorothy Warnell Research, Education and Demonstration Forest just northwest of Savannah in Effingham County.
PLT is the national environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation. Developed in 1976, PLT has an international network of more than 500,000 trained educators using seven curricula covering the total environment. In Georgia, PLT is sponsored by Georgia Forestry Commission and Georgia Forestry Association. PLT began recognizing outstanding educators with this award in 1986.