Monday, November 23, 2020

PAEE: Meaningful Watershed Education Experience In PA Accepting Nominations For 2 Award Programs

MWEE Partner of Excellence and the MWEE School of Excellence Award are two annual awards intended to celebrate outstanding support of and/or implementation of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) in Pennsylvania. 

MWEEs are learner-centered experiences that focus on student investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement. 

In their 2020 pilot year, the awards recognized three non-formal education partners (e.g., municipalities, nature centers, environmental education providers) and three PreK-12 formal educational institutions (e.g., schools or school districts) throughout Pennsylvania. Read more here.

Both awards are part of statewide watershed education capacity-building initiatives of the NOAA-funded Pennsylvania Environmental Literacy and MWEE Capacity-Building Project.

The deadline for award nominations is December 4.

MWEE Partner Of Excellence Award

The MWEE Partner of Excellence Award recognizes non-formal education partners who have previously demonstrated or are actively demonstrating exceptional partnership(s) with PreK-12 formal educational institution(s) to implement one or more elements of the MWEE. 

Eligible applicants should represent an organization larger than themselves or otherwise act as exceptional supporters of MWEE implementation in a PreK-12 formal educational institution, such as an individual school or entire school district. 

Partners include but are not limited to intermediate units; municipalities and municipal authorities; county conservation districts; government organizations; incorporated nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations; nature centers, non-formal and community-based environmental education (EE) providers; and institutions of higher learning (colleges and universities). 

Eligible organizations must be serving PreK-12 audiences in Pennsylvania. 

Click Here to nominate a partner.

MWEE School Of Excellence Award

The MWEE School of Excellence Award recognizes individual schools or entire school districts (serving any or all PreK-12 students in Pennsylvania) who have previously implemented or are actively implementing all four essential elements of the MWEE. ​ 

Eligible applicants should represent a PreK-12 formal educational institution in Pennsylvania, including but not limited to individual public schools, private schools, charter schools, parochial schools, and entire school districts that provide school-day or after-school programming and have successfully implemented the four essential elements of the MWEE.  

Click Here to nominate a school.

Questions about both awards should be directed to Stacey Widenhofer, PAEE Administrative Coordinator, at

For more information on programs, initiatives, resources and other upcoming events, visit the PA Association of Environmental Educators website.  Click Here to sign up for the PAEE newsletter (bottom of page, left).  Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to support PAEE’s work.

Related Article - MWEE Awards:

-- Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Program In PA Announces Award Winners

Related Article - PAEE:

-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators: Call For Conference Presentations; Award Nominations Open

[Posted: November 23, 2020]  PA Environment Digest 

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner