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EPA 2011 Presidential Awards for Environmental Educators
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the 2011 Presidential Innovation Awards for Environmental Educators Program. The program, which will be implemented through a partnership between the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and EPA, recognizes outstanding K–12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. For more information on eligibility requirements and selection criteria or to submit an online application, GLOBE teachers should visit www.epa.gov/education/teacheraward.
Two teachers from each EPA region will be selected to receive the award. Recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and an award of $2000, to be used to further their professional development in environmental education. Additionally, the local education agency employing each teacher will receive an award of $2000 to further the recipient's environmental educational activities and programs. EPA and CEQ will announce the inaugural award winners in the spring of 2012.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office