Andy Yazzie is an Educator for the “Summer Along The Peaks Program” put on by the Museum of Northern Arizona. He holds a PhD in school psychology. Andy developed and facilitates the curriculum for the program, which educates students age 9 to 13. His passion for the Colorado Plateau spills over into his teachings. He also spends his time sharing his knowledge and experience with students on the Navajo, Zuni and Hopi Reservations.
Letter of recommendation:
“Since its inception in 1998, Anslem “Andy” Yazzie has developed and facilitated the educational content of the Summer Among the Peaks Discovery Summer camp program for youth ages 9 to 13 at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Since receiving his PhD in school psychology in 2009, he has continued to work with students from schools all over northern Arizona on the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi reservations as well as Flagstaff.
“With a long history of developing and leading enrichment programs for children, Andy is a highly gifted educator who communicates a deep love for the Colorado Plateau. He has introduced and inspired numerous youth about nature through experiential learning through outdoor expeditions at places including the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion, the Navajo Reservation, the San Francisco Peaks, and Canyon de Chelly.
“He is creative, outgoing, and compassionate when teaching about nature, Leave No Trace camping ethics, and leadership. For years, children have enjoyed his enthusiasm and learned from valuable outdoor experiences pertaining to preservation and appreciation of the Colorado Plateau. It was been a pleasure to work alongside him.”