Director of Education, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland, MI
Native Illinois farm girl, Rachel Larimore, has been highly respected for her life long dedicated to environmental education. With the most recent decade focusing on early childhood connections, Rachel has been the foundation for Chippewa Nature Center’s nature preschool and kindergarten.
Dr. Bob Carter has been active in the fields of environmental and outdoor education and heritage interpretation for the past three decades. He spent 22 of those years at Northern Illinois University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental education, outdoor education, interpretation, and museum studies.