Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Kathy McGlauflin has served as the National Director for Project Learning Tree and Senior Vice President of Education for the American Forest Foundation since 1985. She is responsible for all the materials development and professional development implementation, as well as supporting the network of PLT state leaders. She is past president and a former board member of the North American Association for Environmental Education. She served on a number of boards including World Wildlife Fund’s Windows on the Wild national advisory board and the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Education Board. She also served on the National Science Teachers’ Association Task Force on Environmental Education and the Council for Environmental Education advisory board.
Kathy has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She began her career as an urban naturalist at the Schlitz Audubon Center in Milwaukee and later directed youth programs for the National Audubon Society at their headquarters in New York City. Prior to coming to PLT, she worked as education coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.
Kathy has received several awards, including the Walter E. Jeske Lifetime Achievement Award for Environmental Education from the North American Association for Environmental Education and the Rudolph J. H. Schafer Award from the Western Regional Environmental Education Council for her work with Project Learning Tree and her dedication to environmental education. She is a frequent speaker and advisor on environmental education issues, including international keynotes. She is also co-author of Living Lightly in the City, an urban environmental education curriculum.