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Year: 2022


Susie Spikol, who has been a professional naturalist and environmental educator for over thirty years, 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 been snow-tracking with Susie.

Most recently, Susie founded the Lab Girls after-school program, which "Connects Girls to STEAM Through Nature.” Each week, the “Lab Girls” meet a different female role model who works in STEAM and then have a chance to experiment with the tools of her trade. High school students with an interest in science help the middle school girls navigate the hands-on experiments.  Susie’s first book, The Animal Adventurer’s Guide, is coming out in fall 2022, and she is currently at work on a second book about insects.