Susan Hereth is, at heart and in practice, an experiential and place-based educator. She has carried the love of hands-on learning in the natural world with her throughout her career. Susan is the Education Director at the Kingston YMCA Farm Project with a focus on youth development. She is also the Internship Coordinator for the Geography Department at SUNY New Paltz. Susan earned a BA in Geography from SUNY New Paltz and an MS in education from SUNY Albany with a focus on curriculum design. In 2010 she received an EPA Environmental Quality Award, the highest recognition given to the public, for her work as Scenic Hudson’s Education Coordinator. And, she keeps bees.