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Year: 2023


As a celebrated, experienced life science teacher at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, TX, Karen Lanford created the Outdoor Learning Center to teach while immersed in nature. Her students learn from hands on experiences with animals and insects and understand forest and wetland ecosystems from close perspective.  Undaunted after superstorm Uri devastated the OLC in 2021, Lanford led rebuilding efforts so that students could continue to appreciate the opportunity to learn in a natural environment.