The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting applications for the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. The deadline for nominations is May 16.
EPA, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, administers this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods.
This program recognizes outstanding K-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.
Applicants will be evaluated based on five primary factors: innovation, achievement, service to the community and underserved populations, leadership, and integration of environmental education.
Click Here to see past Award winners. The only winner from Pennsylvania since 2011 has been David Andrews from Butler Junior High School in 2013.For more information on how to apply, visit EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators webpage.