Awards

It is the honor of EECO to recognize individuals and organizations that are providing exemplary EE and striving to preserve our natural environment in Ohio. Consider nominating a deserving person or organization for an EECO Award by downloading and submitting the nomination form. Nominations are accepted each year for the following awards. An awards committee reviews all nominations and selects recipients. Awards are presented during the EECO Annual Conference each April.

For a complete list of past award winners, please click here.




Finlay­ Johnson Award

This award is in honor of two men, Carl Johnson and Bob Finlay, who were instrumental to the creation, as well as a lifetime of dedication, to the Environmental Education Council of Ohio. The award is presented to an EECO member for making a significant or outstanding contribution to the organization.

Presented to Jennifer Dennison (pictured on left of Jen is Josh Dyer- EECO President) 

Nominated by Jeff Montavon 



Outstanding Environmental Educator in the Field of Formal Education

The award recognizes a preschool, elementary, middle school, high school or college teacher, administrator or curriculum specialist for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.

Presented to David Murduck, Champion Local Schools       

Nominated by Jennifer Bucheit and Heather Campbell  (pictured on the right of David is Josh Dyer, EECO President) 



Outstanding Environmental Educator in the Field of Nonformal Education

Each year, EECO presents a nonformal educator for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio

Presented to Greg Emmert of Homerville KOA

Nominated by Jamey Emmert  (pictured with Josh Dyer, EECO President on right)


Outstanding Volunteer Award

The award is given to a volunteer who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

Presented to Joe Oswald, Fiver Rivers Metro Park

Nominated by Joshua York and Lauren Asquith



The Charley Harper Award:

Charley Harper was a Cincinnati­ based artist known for his wildlife prints, posters and illustrations. In his honor, EECO recognizes artists who have made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio through various forms of art.
Presented to Michelle Stitzlein

Nominated by Cathy Knoop   (pictured to the right of Michelle is EECO President Josh Dyer)


The President's Award

The award is given to a member of the organization that has shown special dedication to EECO or was great influence or mentor to the current President of EECO.

Presented to Amanda Kriner  (pictured on right is Josh Dyer, the current EECO President,  in the middle is Amanda and on left is Alli Shaw, EECO Past President)


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