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Parton taught environmental educator
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Diane Parton has worked tirelessly to educate students at Bridgestone’s 700-acre environmental habitat called BEECH.Her efforts were recently recognized by the Tennessee Environmental Association when she was named Regional Environmental Educator of the Year during a fall conference in Murfreesboro.“I was certainly surprised,” said Parton on receiving the award. “I’m happy I get to teach kids to love and take care of the outdoors. The idea is to teach science to students in a hands-on way and to teach stewardship.

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