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.
Walter E. Jeske Award
NAAEE’s most prestigious award.
Outstanding Service to EE
Awards recognizing individuals and organizations.
Rosa Parks & Grace Lee Boggs Award
Award recognizing leadership in educating and promoting action.
Outstanding Affiliate Organization
Award recognizing significant contributions to the field.
Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE
Presented to individuals who make significant contributions to EE through research.
Higher Education Educator of the Year
Award recognizing efforts in promoting and using the environment as context for teaching.
K–12 Educator of the Year
Presented to individuals for exemplary efforts promoting EE in classroom and engaging community organizations.
Pepe Marcos-Iga Award for Innovation in Environmental Education
Award recognizing achievements in using innovation to advance EE.
Distinguished Leadership in Environmental Education
Presented to an individual who has created systemic change to strengthen the field of environmental education.
Presented to an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to NAAEE
Board Chair Award
Given at the discretion of the sitting NAAEE Board Chair to recognize exemplary achievements in the field of environmental education.