PAEE AWARD CATEGORIES
The annual awards are an important way that environmental educators in Pennsylvania can recognize one another and celebrate the great work that is happening throughout the state. Nominations for the 2024 PAEE Awards will open in the fall of 2023.
The Keystone Award
This prestigious award recognizes an educator who has dedicated their life to advancing the quality and opportunity for environmental education in Pennsylvania. Recipients of this award display uncommon and exceptional understanding, passion and commitment to environmental education and serve as an inspiration to other environmental educators.
Daisy S. Klinedinst Memorial Award
Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education
The award recognizes an educator with fewer than five years of experience who shows dedication to expanding their involvement with environmental education.
Outstanding Environmental Educator
This award recognizes an educator who has made a significant impact and contribution to the environmental education field in a formal or non-formal setting through innovative or inspiring teaching practices.
Outstanding Environmental Education Program
This award recognizes an exemplary or innovative environmental education program which could serve as a model of excellence for educators throughout the Commonwealth of PA.
This award is presented to someone who has contributed to environmental education in a non-teaching area, such as publishing or research.
Business Partner Award
This award recognizes a company, corporation or member of the business community that has made significant contributions that promote environmental education within the Commonwealth of PA.
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.
MWEE Partner of Excellence & the MWEE School of Excellence Awards
These are two awards intended to celebrate outstanding support of and/or implementation of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) across the state. These awards will recognize non-formal education partners (e.g., municipalities, nature centers, environmental education providers) and PreK-12 formal educational institutes (e.g., individual schools, entire school districts) throughout the Commonwealth. For more information, please click HERE.