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Janet Altobello Receives Conservation Educator of the Year Award

January 12, 2016

Janet Altobello, next to a bear-bitten telephone poleCongratulations to the Harris Center’s own Janet Altobello, who has received the Hillsborough County Conservation District Conservation Educator of the Year Award for 2016!

In her 25 years with the Harris Center, Janet has shared the wonder of the natural world with thousands of learners of all ages, and helped to pioneer place-based nature education in the Monadnock Region.

“When I think of what it means to be a teacher committed to natural resource stewardship and conservation education,” says Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber, “I can think of no one more deserving than Janet Altobello…Janet loves being outside with children, teaching them how to slow down and observe the quiet unfolding of our world. Time with Janet in the outdoors is always a treasured adventure.” We couldn’t agree more.