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Missouri Environmental Educator Awards

The Missouri Environmental Education Association annually recognizes those individuals and organizations, agencies, businesses or community groups that contribute to their vision of an environmentally literate citizenry.

Individual Organization Local Group Student Group Lifetime

 

How to Nominate

 

Outstanding Service Award to an Individual

This award is presented to an individual to recognize his or her efforts to promote and provide EE leadership. Criteria: This MEEA member must have a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of EE and have made a significant contribution to EE. He or she should be known for one or more of the following: Dedicated service in the field of EE; Contributions in EE (e.g. developed curriculum, research, innovations, publications, legislation); Outstanding environmental action, contribution, or stance in supporting EE.

Recipients of the Individual Award

 

Environmental Education Service Award to an Organization, Agency (Public or Private) or Business.

This award is presented to an organization, agency, or business that promotes EE and supports the purpose and mission of MEEA. Criteria: This organization, agency, or business must have made a significant contribution to EE. It does not have to be a MEEA member, but should be known for one or more of the following: Contributions in EE (e.g. developed curriculum, research, innovations, publications, legislation); Creating a standard practice of EE within the organization (e.g. educating staff on important issues, putting into practice the use of environmentally-friendly products); Supporting other educational entities through collaboration or grant funding.

Recipients of the Organization Award

 

Environmental Education Service Award to a Community-based or Local Grass-roots Organization

This award is presented to a grass-roots group (comprised of two or more individuals) to recognize the group's commitment to and success at improving the quality of community education and/or the local environment. Criteria: The group has successfully developed and implemented an outstanding community-based project that has positively enhanced the health of the environment/community and involves some kind of community education and/or mobilization; The group is not a for-profit enterprise; Individuals in the organization need not be members of MEEA.

Recipients of the Community or Grass-roots Organization Award

 

Environmental Education Service Award to a Student Group (initiated in 2009)

This award is presented to an active Student Organization (K-20) to recognize the group's commitment to and success at improving the quality of their school or campus and/or the local environment. Criteria: The group has successfully developed and implemented an outstanding school or campus based project that has positively enhanced the health of the school or community's environment and involves some kind of community education and/or mobilization of students; Individuals in the organization need not be members of MEEA.

Recipients of the Student Group Award

 

Outstanding Lifetime Environmental Education Service Award

This award is presented to an individual to recognize his or her long-standing efforts to promote and provide EE leadership as a lifelong pursuit. Criteria: This MEEA member must have a minimum of 20 years of experience in the field of EE, and have demonstrated lifelong contributions to EE; He or she should be known for a combination of the above listed criteria for Outstanding Service; A non-MEEA member may be nominated if he or she demonstrates the listed criteria and his or her work supports MEEA's mission.

Recipients of the Lifetime Service Award

 

Nominations Process

To nominate an individual, organization, agency, or business for any of the previously described award categories, please provide the following:

  1. Name of person, organization, agency, or business nominated;
  2. Title and address of nominee;
  3. Award Category (indicate one)
    • Outstanding Service
    • Certificate of EE Service for an:__ Organization __Agency __Business
    • Community
    • Outstanding Lifetime Service Award
  4. What contributions has the nominee made to the field of EE? (You may attach supporting documents. We may contact you for additional information.)
  5. Your name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and a description of your relationship with the nominee.

Email this information to Jan Weaver at weaverjc@missouri.edu