Richard C. Bartlett Award
|Source:||United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) And The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)|
|Program:||Richard C. Bartlett Award|
|Eligibility:||Teacher must currently be teaching at a public school in the United States.
Teacher must have at least five years of teaching experience.
Teacher must currently be teaching grades K- 12.
Teacher cannot be a current member of the Classroom Earth Teacher Advisory Committee.
Teachers who have previously received the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award are not eligible to be nominated. This does not include past merit award winners.
If a nominee’s school has applied for NEEF’s Sustainable Energy Award, he or she may still be nominated for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award. However, if the nominee’s school wins the Sustainable Energy Award, he or she will no longer be eligible to win the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award or merit awards.
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. Up To Two Teachers From Each Of EPA's 10 Regions, From Different States, Will Be Selected To Receive This Award. The White House Council On Environmental Quality (CEQ), In Partnership With The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administers This Award To Nationally Honor, Support And Encourage Educators Who Incorporate Environmental Education In Their Classrooms & Teaching Methods.
The Richard C. Bartlett Award Was Established By The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) In 2007 To Distinguish Teachers Who Best Represent Richard C. Bartlett’s Passion For And Leadership In Environmental Education. Richard Bartlett (1935-2011) Believed That The Role Of Teachers In Integrating Environmental Education Is Critical To Preserving The Natural World For Future Generations. His Commitment To Conservation And Environmental Education Spanned Over Four Decades And Inspired Environmental Educators Nationwide.
Bartlett Award Winners Are Selected By A Distinguished National Panel Of NEEF Judges Based On The Following Criteria:
*Demonstrating Creative, Replicable Approaches To Environmental Education
*Adopting An Interdisciplinary Or Systems Thinking Approach To Integrating Environmental Education Across Subject Areas
*Engaging Others, Such As Fellow Teachers, Administrators And Community Members In Their Environmental Education Efforts
*Increasing Student Achievement Within And Beyond The Classroom