This award recognizes an individual, group, organization, or corporation for a significant contribution to environmental education. The applicant must make significant contributions to environmental education either through educating other educators or by working with community groups and K-12 programs. Contributions should be related to one of the following areas: improving environmental science curricula and technical education at any level of the educational system; developing programs that enhance environmental literacy and awareness in youth and the general public; or supporting innovative educational programs that encourage and stimulate the professional development of environmental scientists.
The 2016 Award will target developing programs that enhance environmental literacy and awareness in youth, K-12 and the general public/community. The recipient of this award will receive $1,000 donated by the Menzie Family.
Past award winners of the SETAC/Menzie Environmental Education Award
- Kenneth Sajwan, 2015
- Craig Wilson, 2014
- Stephen J. Klaine, 2013
- Lewiston-Porter High School, 2012
- University of Buffalo, 2012
- Jianying Hu, 2011
- Kiawah Island Golf Resort Nature Program, 2010
- Marcus Eriksen and Algalita Marine Research Foundation, 2008
- Shinsuke Tanabe, 2007
- Environmental Institute of Houston, 2005
- Barbara Speziale, 2004
- Don Waite & Alfreda Gibson, 2003
- John Giesy, 2002
Past Award Winners through the support of ABC Laboratories
- Gary Booth, 2001
- Alan McIntosh & Sharon H. Walker, 2000
- Kenneth Dickson, 1999
- Celeste Prussia, 1998
- Dick Dauksys & Donna Whelan, 1997
- Chippewa Nature Center, 1996
- Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, 1995
- Arthur L. Buikema, 1994
- Keith Solomon, 1993
- Eugene P. Odum, 1992
- Charles C. Warren, 1991
The candidate does not have to be a SETAC member and may be nominated by a nonmember or member of the society. The candidate must present documentation of contributions made to support the specified criteria of the award.
An application package containing the following materials must be submitted electronically to Laura Swanson at the SETAC North America Office. The application package must contain all of the material requested to be considered for the award.
- Letter of nomination
- Three letters of recommendation that provide support for contributions outlined in the areas specified
- Individual applicants - a curriculum vitae (five pages maximum); Organization/program applicants - written overview of the organization/program/project purpose and accomplishments (five pages maximum)
- Supporting documentation of contributions made to the specified criteria of the award
- One high resolution photo
Selection of Awardee:
The SETAC North America Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee for Professional Awards will evaluate nominations independently by using a standardized score sheet. Announcement of the awardee will be made at the SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting from 6-10 November 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
ALL applications must be submitted electronically to Laura Swanson at the SETAC North America Office. Completed application must arrive by 1 June 2016.