Harlan Kredit is the chairman of the science department at the Lynden Christian School in Lynden, WA. He has been a science teacher and environmental educator for over 50 years. During this time and to date, he has spent 41 years in the summer months as a park ranger/naturalist at Yellowstone National Park. He received a B.A. degree in 1961 from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a Masters degree in 1967 from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
As an educator, Mr. Kredit’s interests are in the field biology, biotechnology, and marine science. He has been a member of the National Science Teachers Association for over 30 years and currently serves as president of the board of the Washington State Activities Association. In 2006, Mr. Kredit was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame and is a recipient of over 20 prestigious awards related to his teaching and environmental stewardship. In 2004 he was awarded the National Science Foundation’s distinguished “Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching” and his work in Yellowstone has earned him multiple National Park Service Special Achievement Awards.