Harlan Kredit, Ranger, Yellowstone Park, “Yellowstone Challenges: Bears, Bison & Wolves”
Harlan Kredit was a Ranger Naturalist at Yellowstone National Park for 46 summers, through 2017. He obtained his BA from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and his MS in Teaching at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Harlan has taught high school science for the past 56 years in Michigan and Washington State and has given 25 science workshops to teachers across the State of Washington. In addition, he regularly teaches adult education courses to community members. Harlan was also the Athletic Director at Lynden Christian High School for 30 years, and has been an Emergency Medical Technician for 25 years.
Harlan has been inducted in the National Teacher’s Hall of Fame and has received numerous other awards, including Field and Stream, Hero of Conservation Award; Washington State Wal‑Mart Teacher of the Year; Busch Garden/Seaworld Environmental Educator of the Year; Disney Teacher Award; NSTA Tapestry Award; the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching; Washington State Conservation Teacher of the Year; Washington State Secondary Science Teacher of the Year; Washington State Department of Ecology Environmental Excellence Award; Conservation Fund National Environmental Education Award; Adopt‑A‑Stream: Streamkeeper of the Year; Land Steward of the Year from the Whatcom County Land Trust; Distinguished Alumni Award, Calvin College; Safari Club International, National Educator of the Year; Washington State Environmental Educator of the Year; National Secondary Conservation Teacher of the Year; Northwest States Regional Conservation Teacher of the Year; Washington State Conservation Teacher of the Year; National Park Service Special Achievement Awards; and Washington State Department of Fisheries Governors Award.