PAEE Awards

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 are closed.

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

The award recognizes an educator with fewer than five years of experience who shows dedication to expanding their involvement with environmental education.

Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education

This award is presented to someone who has contributed to environmental education in a non-teaching area, such as publishing, research, administration, facilities development, or other area.

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.

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.

Outstanding Environmental Education Program

This award recognizes an exemplary or innovative environmental education program that could serve as a model of excellence for educators throughout 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.

2024 PAEE Award Winners