Do you know teachers or students who are doing cool things to help protect the environment or promote natural resource conservation?  Why not nominate them for a national award?  Let the nation know what great environmental work is being done by students and teachers in your area! Topics include environmentally-friendly agricultural practices, school gardens, recycling, and many more! Winners receive national recognition, regional event opportunities and a Presidential plaque.  Teacher winners can also receive up to $2,500 to be used to further the recipient’s professional development in environmental education, including natural resource conservation education.
The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects developed by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology.  For many students winning the PEYA award is a life-changing experience!

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 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.  The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods.

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Applications are due Jan 15, 2024.
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