Ruth Smith – 2015 Outstanding Educator of the Year

New Hampshire Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that Ruth Smith has been honored as the New Hampshire Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator of the Year!

“Never have I met an individual more dedicated to children and the environment.” begins the nomination from a NH teacher. “Ruth has touched the lives of thousands of NH children. She was able to combine wonder, natural history knowledge, sensory experiences, songs, expeditions, and community building activities. The children were so engaged!”

During her career, Ruth has served in many environmental education roles within New Hampshire. She is currently the Community Engagement Manager at NH Audubon, having previously worked for many years as Director of NH Audubon Nature Camps. In addition, Ruth has worked at Kearsarge Indian Museum, Shaker Village, and NH Envirothon, and NH Agriculture in the Classroom. She has been using Project Learning Tree activities, and serving as a NH Project Learning Tree facilitator, since the late 1980’s. “She is truly a masterful educator.”