Nominations Due 2021 Presidential Environmental Youth & Educator Awards
Do you or someone you know deserve recognition for your environmental efforts in schools or education? Check out these national awards from the US EPA and apply!
- The Presidential Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth that promote environmental awareness and encourage community involvement. Winners are presented with a Presidential plaque and projects will be highlighted on EPA’s website. View application and eligibility information
- The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Teachers will receive a Presidential plaque and an award of up to $2,500 will be provided to the teacher and their local education agency to fund further environmental education development and programming. Projects will also be highlighted on EPA’s website. View application and eligibility info.
Established by the 1990 National Environmental Education Act (NEEA), PEYA recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects from Kindergarten to 12th grade, by promoting environmental awareness and encouraging community involvement. Also established by the 1990 National Environmental Education Act, PIAEE recognizes outstanding K-12 grade educators who integrate environmental and place-based, experiential learning into school curricula and school facility management across the country.