Apply for the Massachusetts 2017 award for energy and enviro education

Submitted by Meg Colclough
2017-01-15 11:15:09

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--The Executive Office of Energy and
Environmental Affairs (EEA) today announced it is now accepting
nominations for its annual Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Energy
and Environmental Education until March 28, 2017. EEA Secretary
Matthew Beaton will present awards this spring to Massachusetts
teachers and students involved in school-based programs that promote
environmental and energy education.
"The Baker-Polito Administration continues to promote hands-on
environmental and energy education in order instill in our youth an
appreciation for the natural world," said EEA Secretary Matthew
Beaton. "I encourage everyone to nominate any outstanding school
programs and educators that are working to engage students in today's
critical environmental and energy challenges."
All public and private Massachusetts schools (K-12) that offer energy
and environmental education programs are eligible to apply for the
Secretary's Award. In 2016, 27 schools and nonprofit organizations
across the state were recognized for their work on issues including
air quality, energy conservation, renewable energy, ocean science and
wildlife conservation.
The Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education
will review applications the beginning of April 2017. Qualified
entrants are invited to attend a formal award ceremony with Secretary
Beaton at the State House later in the spring.
Click here for application.http://public.dep.state.ma.us/DCR/exedu/
For questions contact Meg Colclough at 617-626-1110 or
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