The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award

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The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award

The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award, made possible through the generous support of Baxter Healthercare Corporation, was established in 2007 by the National Environmental Education Foundation to distinguish the teachers who best represent Richard C. Bartlett’s passion for and leadership in environmental education. For more than 40 years, Richard C. Bartlett has been inspiring environmental educators nationwide. While serving as president and CEO of Mary Kay, the company received numerous environmental awards. Mr. Bartlett serves on the board of a number of environmental organizations, including the Nature Conservancy, the National Council on Science and the Environment, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Center for Big Bend Studies. He is cofounder of the Thinking Like a Mountain Foundation, which offers grants to “thinkers and artists” in residence at an environmental ethics resources center, library and observatory in Texas. For more information on Mr. Bartlett, read his biography.

The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is given annually to an outstanding middle or high school teacher who successfully integrates environmental education into their curriculum and engages students in interdisciplinary solutions to environmental challenges. The award recognizes an educator who can serve as an inspiration and model for others.

The 2011 Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award will go to a middle school teacher, which includes grades 5-8. Because middle and high school teachers face different challenges in teaching high quality environmental education, the award alternates between middle and high school teachers each year.

The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award winner will receive $5,000 and two merit winners will receive $750 each. The award will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week, the first week in May 2011.

Read about past winners of the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award.

Nominations for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award are due March 14, 2011. Nominate yourself or a teacher you know today!
For more information visit: “Richard C. Bartlett EE Award”.

“Positive solutions to achieve a sustainable planet begin in the classroom with teachers…who are true leaders in education.” –Richard C. Bartlett