Utah EE Awards

Utah Environmental Education Awards &

Beehive Under 25 Awards 

Since 1992, USEE annually recognizes environmental education professionals, programs, and volunteers who are making significant contributions to the field of environmental education in Utah. Awardees are nominated by their peers and colleagues and selected by committee. 

Beginning in 2018, the Beehive Under 25 Awards program recognizes individuals in Utah, 25 years old or younger, who are taking on leadership positions to make a difference for the planet. They are engaging their communities, building relationships, and using the power of education to create change. These youth are also recognizing the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity and applying those principles to their work. 

2020's cohort of awardees is an inspiring group. They truly exemplify our mission of working to ensure that all Utahns can connect to the natural world. Many of these awardees have also demonstrated tremendous adaptability and flexibility in modifying their programs to meet the challenges posed by the Coronavirus. 

You can learn more about this year's winners by attending our 2020 Utah Environmental Education Award Celebration this Friday, August 28th from 6-8 PM

2020 Awardees

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Vern A. Fridley Environmental Educators of the Year 

Brent Johnson, Ogden Nature Center and Sarah Allen, Natural History Museum of Utah

Environmental Education Programs of the Year

Canyon Country Youth Corps, Canyon Country Discovery Center and Science in the Parks, University of Utah

Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year

Jess Cleeves, International Dark Skies Association Utah 

Public Service Award

Ashley Cleveland, Millcreek City & Outdoor Afro SLC

Outstanding Achievement in EE

Janet Nelson, Hawkwatch International 

Beehive Under 25  Awards 

Anna Johnston (ONC), Kyia Hill (Weber State), Nicholas Halberg (Utah Rivers Council), Rhiannon Gardner (REDO)