1. EE Award Nomination Form

2015 Environmental Education AWARDS NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE February 1, 2015

It is time once again to think about those who have made significant contributions to Utah’s environmental education (EE) community. Nominations for Environmental Educator, Environmental Education Program, Environmental Education Business, and Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year Awards are now being accepted. Recipients will be officially recognized at USEE’s 25th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference on March 20, 2015.

Vern A. Fridley Environmental Educator of the Year Award

Awarded to an individual who has made a major contribution to environmental education in Utah. Nominee does not need to be a teacher, but must be involved in education about the environment and human responsibility to it. Review committee will consider the following criteria:

• What does the nominee do?
• What audience(s) does he/she work with?
• In what ways does this person serve as a model
environmental educator?
• What important contribution(s) has he/she made to
the field of EE or to improving environmental
quality in Utah?
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Utah Environmental Education Program of the Year Award

Awarded to a program that has made an impact in education about one or more aspects of the environment. This may include understanding, stewardship and/or management. Review committee will consider the following criteria:

• What is the mission or goal of the program and how
does it incorporate environmental education?
• What is the scope of program (local, regional,
statewide) and what audience(s) does it target?
• How does the program model quality and effective
environmental education?
• What important contribution(s) has the program made
to the field of EE or to improving environmental
quality in Utah?
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Utah Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to environmental education specifically through volunteer (unpaid) service to an environmental organization in our state. Work may include but is not necessarily limited to teaching, group facilitation, field leadership, program development, administration, writing, speaking, presentations, or fundraising. Review committee will consider the following criteria:

• A brief description of how the nominee’s work has
benefited teaching or learning about the functions,
processes, sustainability, or cultural interactions
pertaining to our natural local or state
environments.
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Utah Environmental Education Business of the Year

Awarded to a for-profit organization that has made a major contribution to environmental education in Utah. This contribution may include but is not necessarily limited to directly educating the public, support for other EE initiatives, in-kind assistance, employee efforts and increasing environmental awareness to the broad community.

• What does the nominee do?
• What audience(s) do they work with?
• In what ways does this business as a model for
environmental education efforts?
• What important contribution(s) have they made to
the field of EE or to improving environmental
quality in Utah?

* 1. Award Type (see below for award type descriptions)

* 2. Please list the Nominee's contact information.

* 3. Your full name.

* 4. Your email.

* 5. Your relation to Nominee.

* 6. Description of how Nominee meets criteria outlined above (500 words max).

You may submit as many nominations as you would like. If you have more than five, simply submit this survey and then click the original survey link again to start a new form. Thank you for your participation!
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