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NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus presents Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp with NAAEE's Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award in 2015.
NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus presents Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp with NAAEE's Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award in 2015.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro Founder, Rue Mapp, engage@outdoorafro.com or rulette@gmail.com

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Mapp received the Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Award in recognition of her leadership to educate about environmental justice concerns and promote action that addresses these issues at the local, regional, or global levels.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

media@monash.edu

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Dr. Alan Reid, an associate professor of education at Monash University as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Reid received the award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE.

Co-founder and Trustee of the Pisces Foundation, Randi Fisher, Receives NAAEE's Award for Distinguished Leadership in Environmental Education at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
Co-founder and Trustee of the Pisces Foundation, Randi Fisher, Receives NAAEE's Award for Distinguished Leadership in Environmental Education at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

The North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) recognized Randi Fisher, co-founder and trustee of the Pisces Foundation, with the award for Distinguished Leadership in Environmental Education. One of NAAEE's hallmark honors, the award recognizes an individual who has created systemic change to strengthen the field of environmental education. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of NAAEE's 44th Annual Conference in San Diego.

The Prairie Science Class Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Regional Level at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
The Prairie Science Class Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Regional Level at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Molly Stoddard, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Specialist, molly_stoddard@fws.gov

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized the Prairie Science Class (PSC), as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, The Prairie Science Class received the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Regional Level.

The Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA) Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Affiliate Organization at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
The Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA) Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Affiliate Organization at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Olivia Griset, MEEA President, oliviagriset@yahoo.com

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized the Maine Environmental Education Association (MEEA) as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, MEEA received the award for Outstanding NAAEE Affiliate Organization.

California Educator Kay Antunez Receives NAAEE's Highest Honor, the Walter E. Jetske Award, at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
California Educator Kay Antunez Receives NAAEE's Highest Honor, the Walter E. Jetske Award, at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Kay Antunez, a long-time California educator in the field of environmental education, as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Antunez received the Walter E. Jeske Award.

Joshua York, Naturalist and Education Supervisor with Five Rivers Metroparks, Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Individual (Local Level) at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
Joshua York, Naturalist and Education Supervisor with Five Rivers Metroparks, Receives NAAEE's Award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Individual (Local Level) at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Joshua York, Joshua.york@metroparks.org

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Joshua York, a naturalist and education supervisor at Five Rivers MetroParks in Dayton, Ohio as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, York received the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Individual at the Local Level.

Toronto Teacher Nancy Gillis Receives NAAEE's K-12 Educator of the Year Award at the 2015 NAAEE Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
Toronto Teacher Nancy Gillis Receives NAAEE's K-12 Educator of the Year Award at the 2015 NAAEE Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Nancy Gillis, nancy.gillis@tdsb.on.ca

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Nancy Gillis, a teacher in the Toronto, Canada School District, as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Gillis received The K-12 Educator of the Year Award for her efforts in promoting environmental education and utilizing the environment as a context for learning in her teaching.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Kristen Mueller, Earth Force Director of Communications, kmueller@earthforce.org

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) awarded Lisa Bardwell, former president and CEO of Earth Force (www.earthforce.org), as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Bardwell received the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Individual at the Regional Level.

NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus presents Agrium Program Coordinator Lindsey Metheral with the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Global Level at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.
NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus presents Agrium Program Coordinator Lindsey Metheral with the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Global Level at NAAEE's 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Date:

October 18, 2015

Contact:

Lindsey Metheral, Agrium Program Coordinator, lindsey.metheral@agrium.com

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) recognized Agrium, Inc. (www.agrium.com) as the recipient of one of NAAEE’s hallmark annual awards recognizing leadership in the field. At a special awards reception during NAAEE’s 44th Annual Conference in San Diego, Agrium received the award for Outstanding Service to EE by an Organization at the Global Level.

Date:

December 9, 2015

Contact:

Sarah Bodor, Director of Policy, 410-991-3340

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) applauds the Senate passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces No Child Left Behind. The much-anticipated bill includes language that, for the first time, supports opportunities to provide students with environmental education and hands-on, field-based learning experiences. A companion bill overwhelmingly passed the House last week.

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