2016 Minnesota Association for Environmental Education Awards The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education awards program exists to recognize and encourage excellence in the field of environmental education. The deadline for nominations for the 2016 MAEE awards is August 31, 2016. Award recipients will be notified by September 16, 2016.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education: The Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education award is presented for long-term, outstanding service and contribution to the field of environmental education in Minnesota. It is intended to recognize the efforts of those people who have had a large-scale, long-term impact in the field. These efforts may have taken the form of publications produced, legislation created, facilities developed, innovative curricula or programs developed, leadership provided to supporting organizations, funding acquired, or any other major contribution to the field.
- Formal Environmental Educator of the Year: This award is presented for outstanding, ongoing efforts in infusing environmental education into school curriculum. Teachers from all subjects and grades are eligible.
All Award winners will be recognized at the MAEE Awards Social at Eastman Nature Center in Dayton, MN on November 6, 2016. They will also be listed on the MAEE website. The Awards Social is an open event to celebrate leaders in environmental education. Recipients will receive a commemorative award and will have an opportunity to invite family, friends and colleagues. View past Award Winners here.
- Non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year: This award is presented for exhibiting innovative and exemplary effort in providing environmental education opportunities for audiences outside the formal school system. Professional and volunteer educators who teach in non-school settings are eligible (i.e. nature centers, zoos, museums, conservation or agriculture agencies, etc.).
- New this year! Student Environmental Stewardship Award: This award is presented for exhibiting innovative and exemplary effort in the practice of environmental stewardship at the nominee’s school or community. Students in grade school through college level are eligible for this award.
To nominate yourself or another individual for any of the awards described, please fill out the Nomination Form. For further information, contact Angela Bianco or Liz Hasty at 612-367-6435 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. • Nomination Form