The Garden Club of America’s Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award recognizes outstanding achievement in environmental education, honoring those who “inspire children…to appreciate the beauty and fragility of our planet.” We’re delighted to announce that our own Susie Spikol is a 2022 Hull Award winner!
Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol, surrounded by toddlers during a "Babies in Backpacks" outing at the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)
In announcing the award, the Garden Club said:
Susie Spikol…has made an incalculable impact on the children of the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. She continues to inspire young people every day with her passion, broad knowledge, and deep experience of the New England environment. Starting with her internship in Central Park as a Columbia University student, Susie, a Brooklyn native, has dedicated herself to teaching children to connect, understand, and embrace nature. There are few children or teens in the Monadnock Region who have never canoed, hiked, explored wetlands, spotted birds, uncovered amphibians, or [gone mammal] tracking with Susie.
Congratulations to Susie on this well-deserved honor!