Awards for Excellence

NAAEE is proud of the many accomplishments of our members and partner organizations. Each year, we present a variety of awards at our annual conference to highlight outstanding achievements in environmental education. Is there someone you’d like to recognize? Information on how to nominate an individual or organization is posted here when the call for nominations opens.

Board Chair Award

The Board Chair’s Award (previously the President’s award) is given at the discretion of the sitting NAAEE Board Chair to recognize exemplary achievements in the field of environmental education.

Director's Award

The Director’s Award is given to an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to NAAEE and the field of environmental education, and is given at the discretion of the Executive Director of NAAEE.

Outstanding Service to EE

The Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Awards are presented to individuals and organizations to recognize their efforts to lead EE efforts at the local, regional, and global levels.

Pepe Marcos-Iga Award for Innovation in Environmental Education

Pepe Marcos-Iga Award for Innovation in Environmental Education, which recognizes achievements in using innovation to advance the field of EE. The award is in honor of Pepe Marcos-Iga, an unwavering advocate for the field of EE as NAAEE board member and past president, who passed away in 2018.

Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Outstanding Service

The Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Outstanding Service Award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their leadership in educating and promoting action to support environmental education and environmental justice at the local, state, or global level.

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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

February 6, 2020

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February 4, 2019

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2019 Annual Advancing Environmental Education...

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Registration is now open the 19th annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference on March 15-...