Apply Now for Teacher and Student Awards
Applications are now being accepted for teacher and student awards. Applications are due March 30, 2018.

President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) (

The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Recent award-winning student projects included forming recycling programs for pencils and books, starting an environmental news YouTube channel, and creating a better method to protect migratory birds from airplanes.

Projects need an adult sponsor. Talk to your students today about submitting their work.

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators(PIAEE) (

The PIAEE 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.

PIAEE’s winners will be awarded up to $2,500 to be used to further their professional development in environmental education. The teacher’s local education agency will also receive up to $2,500 to fund environmental education activities and programs.

Contact or for questions.

Wendy Dew
Outreach and Education Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 8 ( CO, ND, SD, MT, UT, WY )
1595 Wynkoop Street, 8OC
Denver CO 80202-1129
303-312-6605 office
Twitter: @EPARegion8
Facebook: U.S. EPA Region 8
Webpage: EPA Region 8 (Mountains and Plains)

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