Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2009
It is time once again to think about those who have made significant contributions to Utah’s environmental education (EE) community. Nominations for Environmental Educator, Environmental Education Program, Environmental Education Business, and Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year Awards are now being accepted. Recipients will be officially recognized at USEE’s 20th Annual USEE Conference.
To submit a nomination, please read through the following information/criteria and fill out the Awards Nomination Form. We encourage you to even nominate your own EE program, business, or yourself for any of these awards. USEE members and attendees of the 20th Annual USEE Conference will vote for the recipients of these awards online.
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Vern A. Fridley Environmental Educator of the Year Award
Awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution to environmental education in Utah. Nominee does not need to be a teacher, but must be involved in education about the environment and human responsibility to it. Review committee will consider the following criteria:
• What does the nominee do?
• What audience(s) does he/she work with?
• In what ways does this person serve as a model environmental educator?
• What important contribution(s) has he/she made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?
Utah Environmental Education Program of the Year Award
Awarded to a program that has made an impact in education about one or more aspects of the environment. This may include understanding, stewardship and/or management. Review committee will consider the following criteria:
• What is the mission or goal of the program and how does it incorporate environmental education?
• What is the scope of program (local, regional, statewide) and what audience(s) does it target?
• How does the program model quality and effective environmental education?
• What important contribution(s) has the program made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?
Utah Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to environmental education specifically through volunteer (unpaid) service to an environmental organization in our state. Work may include but is not necessarily limited to teaching, group facilitation, field leadership, program development, administration, writing, speaking, presentations, or fundraising. Review committee will consider the following criteria:
• A brief description of how the nominee’s work has benefited teaching or learning about the functions, processes, sustainability, or cultural interactions pertaining to our natural local or state environments.
USEE Business of the Year
Awarded to a for-profit organization that has made a major contribution to environmental education in Utah. This contribution may include but is not necessarily limited to directly educating the public, support for other EE initiatives, in-kind assistance, employee efforts and increasing environmental awareness to the broad community.
• What does the nominee do?
• What audience(s) do they work with?
• In what ways does this business as a model for environmental education efforts?
• What important contribution(s) have they made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?
Also, don't forget that Conference Registration is NOW OPEN! Early bird deadline is October 23, 2009. Register today!