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PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators Recognizes Award Winners

The PA Association of Environmental Educators this week presented its annual awards this week to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental education in Pennsylvania.  The winners include--

-- Jane Konrad of The Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers - Keystone Award. The Keystone Award is the most prestigious award. It is presented to someone who has successfully dedicated their time to advancing the quality and opportunities of environmental education in Pennsylvania.

--  Jody Wallace, Blair County Conservation District -  Outstanding Environmental Educator: To be considered, the nominee must be “an individual who made a significant teaching contribution to the environmental education field in a formal or nonformal setting, through either curriculum development or teaching.”

-- Allison Petris, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College - Daisy S. Klinedinst Memorial Award: The award recipient should be “an educator, new (less than five years) to the field, who is involved in environmental education and who seeks to continue to expand his/her involvement in environmental education.”

-- Connie Kelley, Chambersburg Area School District Energy Conservation and Management Program - Outstanding Environmental Education Program: This award recognizes an exemplary environmental education program which could be used as a model program.

-- Ellen Keefe of Westmoreland Cleanways - Business Partner Award: This award recognizes a member of the business community that has made significant contributions to promote environmental education within the Commonwealth of PA.

-- Jean Devlin of the Pennsylvania DCNR - Government Partner Award: This award recognizes a government official who serves on a local, state or national level and has demonstrated significant support for environmental education within the Commonwealth of PA.

-- Given posthumously to Tom Diez and accepted by his daughter Cathy Dodson - Outstanding Contribution to the Environmental Field: This award is presented to someone who has contributed to environmental education.


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