1. EE Award Nomination Form

2017 Environmental Education AWARDS NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE Extended to March 10, 2017

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 27th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference, April 7, 2017.

Please complete the form below for each award type for which you would like to submit a nomination. You do not have to submit in all categories. You may submit as many nominations as you would like. You can submit for however many types of awards as you like. Although encouraged, IT IS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A NOMINATION FOR ALL AWARD TYPES.

Simply submit this survey, then click the original survey link again to start a new form. Thank you for your participation!

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1. 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 s/he made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?

* Environmental Educator: Description of how Nominee meets criteria outlined above (500 words max).

* Environmental Educator: Your relation to Nominee.

* Environmental Educator: Please list the Nominee's contact information.

2. 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?

* EE Program: What is the name of the program?

* EE Program: Description of how Nominee meets criteria outlined above (500 words max).

* EE Program: Your relation to Nominee.

* EE Program: Please list the Nominee's contact information.

3. 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.

* EE Volunteer: Description of how Nominee meets criteria outlined above (500 words max).

* EE Volunteer: Your relation to Nominee.

* EE Volunteer: Please list the Nominee's contact information.

4. 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, sustainable practices, 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 act as a model for environmental education efforts?
• In what ways does this business act as a model in terms of sustainable practices?
• What important contribution(s) have they made to the field of EE or to improving environmental quality in Utah?

* EE Business: Description of how Nominee meets criteria outlined above (500 words max).

* EE Business: Your relation to Nominee.

* EE Business: Please list the Nominee's contact information.

You may submit as many nominations as you would like. 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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