I wanted to bring to your attention that applications are now being accepted for EPA’s Presidential Environmental Youth Award program (for K-12 students and teachers).
Applications are now being accepted through February 1, 2019. EPA would like to expand awareness of the project beyond traditional classrooms—particularly to rural-based classrooms that often work on environmental projects. Winners are invited to an awards ceremony at EPA with the Administrator each fall. Please see the forwarded Press release for more information.
Please share this information to all interested 4-H stakeholders in your state. Thank you and have a great day!
Agriculture Advisor | Office of the Regional Administrator | USEPA Region 4
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US Environmental Protection Agency News Release
2018 PEYA Application Period
Applications Now Being Accepted for K-12 Student Awards
WASHINGTON (November 7, 2018) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA).
The PWYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement. The PEYA program celebrates student leadership in service projects to protect the environment and keep our global community healthy. Winners of this year’s awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2019, and have their project mentioned on EPA’s website.
EPA will select up to two winners in each of EPA’s 10 Regions – one regional winner for Grades K-5 and one regional winner for Grades 6-12.
All student projects must be sponsored by at least one adult over the age of 21. The application and eligibility information are available at https://www.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award. Applications are due February 1, 2019.
PEYA is an annual award administered by the Office of Environmental Education at EPA. Since 1971, EPA has recognized young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Through environmental education and stewardship activities, students develop the critical thinking skills experience to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to address difficult environmental issues.
For more information, please contact PEYA@epa.gov.
For information on recent winners, visit https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-honors-award-winning-environmental-education-teachers-and-students