Sunday, January 26, 2014

2/28/2014: K-12 Environmental educators apply for cash award & be recognized!

The application period for the 2014 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators is now open. Applications are due by February 28, 2014.

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of EPA's 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers this award to nationally honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms & teaching methods.

About the Award
Teacher awardees will receive a commemorative plaque and an award of $2,000 to be used to further the recipient's professional development in environmental education.
The teacher's local education agency will also receive an award of $2,000 to fund environmental educational activities and programs of the teacher (and not for construction costs, general expenses, salaries, bonuses, or other administrative expenses).

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