Environmental Education Council of Ohio

Awards

Award History updated through 2016.xlsIt 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 (Excel file).

     


                                               

Finlay-Johnson Award - given to an EECO member for making a significant or outstanding contribution to EECO.


This year given to Josh Flory



Christy Dixon Award - given to a young professional who has contributed significantly to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Amanda Kriner (pictured on right, on left is Alli Shaw, EECO President)



Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of formal education - given to a preschool, elementary, middle school, high school or college teacher, administrator or curriculum specialist for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.
This year given to Laura Grimm



Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of nonformal education - given to a nonformal educator for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.
This year given to Tom Shisler (pictured with Alli Shaw, EECO President)



Outstanding Volunteer Award
- given to a volunteer who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to Sherrie Rupert




The Charley Harper Award - given to a artist who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio through various forms of art.

This year given to Anne Balogh



Organization Award - given to a business or organization that has made a significant contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

This year given to The Dawes Arboretum



Publications Award - given to a publication that has made a significant contribution to the public understanding of an environmental issue(s).

This year given to ODNR-Division of Wildlife Wild Ohio for Kids Magazine

(pictured- Brian Plaster)



Ohio Alliance for the Environment Award – given to a business or industry that is dedicated to fostering a climate of cooperation for resolving environmental problems.

This year given to General Motors -Defiance County (unable to attend the ceremony.)

 


The President's Award - 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. 

This year given to Sam Romeo (picture right, on the left is Joe Brehm the Past President for EECO)



Special Recognition Award- Given to a person or organization who has gone above and beyond for the support of EECO.  Overall support of programs, mission and contribution to the organization's well being.

This year given to Carolyn Watkins




The William David Wright Scholarship -This scholarship was created to keep alive the legacy of David Wright, a former Board Member and friend of EECO.  The scholarship is given to a person of color who is in the environmental education field so that they can attend the EECO Annual Conference and see firsthand what it is like to part of the EECO Family. 

This year given to Dwayne Levy




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