2017 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards Celebration
Friday, April 7, 2017 at Sunset Zoo, Manhattan
NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31
Every year, educators from across Kansas demonstrate leadership and excellence in providing quality, hands-on, science-based conservation and environmental education that teaches our children about the richness, diversity and importance of our Kansas natural resources.
The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) invites you to submit a nomination for the 2017 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards. These awards are presented annually by KACEE to recognize those best exemplifying dedication, commitment, and influence in the field of conservation and environmental education (EE).
There are several categories of awards for both individuals and organizations:
- John K. Strickler Award: This award recognizes the lifetime achievements of the recipient in the field of conservation and environmental education (EE). The nominee must have a minimum of ten (10) years’ involvement in the field of EE in general and if appropriate, involvement with KACEE as well, and have made and continues to make a significant contribution to EE in Kansas.
- KACEE Awards: This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, agencies, community efforts, schools, and businesses in the field of EE. The nominee must have a minimum of five (5) years’ involvement in the field of EE, and have made and continues to make a significant contribution to EE in Kansas. Categories for this award include:
PreK-16 Education: School or individual in a formal education setting may be nominated.
Government: Individual or agency may be nominated.
Community and Non-Profit Organizations: Individual or organization may be nominated.
Agriculture: Individual or organization that leads/encourages programs that educate about agricultural best management practices may be nominated.
Business/Corporate Sector: Individual, business, or corporation may be nominated.
- Rising Star Award: This award recognizes individuals who are new to the conservation and environmental education field in Kansas, but are already making an impact. The nominee must have a minimum of two (2) years’ and a maximum of five (5) years’ experience in the EE field in Kansas. Current KACEE membership is not required.
- Kansas Green School of the Year Award: This award recognizes Kansas public and private schools that have demonstrated innovation, leadership, whole school involvement, and an integrated, holistic, sustainable approach to implementing environmental projects with a strong environmental education component into their schools. Individual schools nominated for this award must be members of the Kansas Green Schools Network (registration is free and can be attained at www.kansasgreenschools.org). Current KACEE membership is not required.
More information about the categories and criteria available below in the downloads.
Please join us in recognizing those who make a difference for Kansas and our children. Your support of this event also helps insure that KACEE can continue to support these and other environmental educators in Kansas.
You can support KACEE and enjoy the celebration in a variety of ways:
Nominate an educator to receive an award
Register to attend the Awards Celebration and bring your friends and colleagues
Become an event sponsor or table sponsor
Donate auction items
Donate a service (i.e. bartending, table service)
2017 Awards Nomination Form.pdf
Excellence in EE Awards Criteria.pdf