Call for Awards Nominations 2017

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 26th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference on April 7, 2016.

Nominations are due February 15, 2017.

To submit a nomination, please read through the following information/criteria and Lolelo.us

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fill out the Awards Nominations Form. We encourage you to even nominate your own EE program, business, or yourself for any of these awards.

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Vern A. Fridley Environmental Educator of the Year

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

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

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, sustainable practices, 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 act as a model for environmental education efforts?
  • In what ways does this business act as a model in terms of sustainable practices?
  • What important contribution(s) have they made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?

Looking for more information? Contact conference@usee.org or call (801) 328-1549.

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What is USEE?

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE encourages environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

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