Santa Barbara: Do you know someone who loves the environment, speaks for the plants and animals, and has made a difference in a school, a classroom, or in our community? They might just be the recipient of our first annual Explore Ecology Environmental Stewardship Awards, which recognize local leaders who promote environmental stewardship through education and action.
Nominations were taken for the following categories:
This honors a class that has changed the eco ethos of their school, protected the environment, and influenced their school community.
This honors the achievements of a teacher who has made significant contributions to educating and impacting youth, who has inspired their class and/or school through teaching and action. Examples could include caring for a school garden, starting a composting program, and conducting special environmental projects or programs with their class.
This goes to a student, grade K- 8, who has committed their time to care for the environment and has encouraged others in their community to do the same.
Nominations are now closed, and winners will be announced during the week of Earth Day. Stay tuned!