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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Turtle Point's Stiles honored for her work

Is state's 2022 top environmental educator


March 3, 2022

Gretchen McPherson

Stiles shows off plaque for her work as top environmental educator

Turtle Point Science Center Director Sierra Stiles was named the Best Environmental Educator for the Environmental Association of Alabama for 2022 at a professional development conference last week.

Stiles was nominated for the prestigious award by Escambia County (Ala.) Gifted Education Program Director Lisa Hurley for the Alabama Water Watch Program Stiles and Hurley partnered to bring to students in the classroom this past fall.

"We taught about stream pollution and bacteriological water monitoring, which involves looking for water to be safe to swim in and drink," said Stiles. "We took...

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