Judy Silverberg named Project Learning Tree coordinator

November 30, 2012

Steven Whitley, New Hampshre Project Learning Tree board chair is pleased to announce that Judy Silverberg has been hired to serve as PLT’s part-time coordinator. Judy recently retired from the NH Dept. of Fish and Game where she was a leading voice for environmental education. She also comes to PLT with a thorough knowledge of NHPLT programming and the organizations major partners. Judy will continue to oversee and implement NHPLT’s grant funded programs, as well as seek other opportunities for PLT to grow statewide.

Also, this past summer and fall, five workshops were held, and over 40 teachers were trained, in partnership with—the US Forest Service, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, The State of New Hampshire, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, and the NH Department of Education. New Hampshire Project Learning Tree is implementing two top-notch, grant-funded programs. In Forests for Every Classroom, during 2013, middle and high school teachers from throughout the state will be trained in natural resource field investigations by professionals. The Math-Science Partnership, coordinated by NHPLT, is training 30-40 teachers from the Nashua and Governor Wentworth school districts in science literacy skills and field techniques over a three year period.

Throughout this process the NHPLT Board of Directors has been so appreciative of the help received from their supporters. “We could not have survived without the commitment of those dedicated to the mission of NH Project Learning Tree,” Whitley said.