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Teacher of the Year

Awards to Recognize Illinois K-12 Teachers for
Excellence in Conservation Education Efforts

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Funding Source:

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Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD)

Deadline Date:

05/15/17

Description:

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Awards of $250 to recognize Illinois K-12 public, private, and parochial school teachers for excellence in conservation education efforts. Awards are provided in two age categories: grades K-8 and 9-12. Successful applicants should have incorporated Illinois-specific conservation education, environmental education, and/or agricultural literacy lessons into their teaching.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145127

Estimated Size of Grant:

In the past, the award has included:

1. Two complimentary meal tickets to the AISWCD Summer Conference in Springfield, where the award will be presented.
2. A recognition plaque *.
3. $250 Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant opportunity from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
4. A one-year membership to the Illinois Audubon Society*.
5. Two complimentary admission passes and one complimentary parking pass to the Illinois State Fair in August for the recognition ceremony*.

* These awards are subject to change, and not guaranteed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee must be a K-12 classroom educator who:

- Teaches at a public, parochial, or private school located in Illinois.
- Incorporates Illinois-specific conservation education, environmental education, and/or agricultural literacy lessons into his/her teaching.

Applicants may be part of a team of teachers but, should the team win, only one award will be made to the team leader.

An applicant cannot be a Director on a soil and water conservation district board. A teacher who is serving as an Associate Director of a soil and water conservation district is eligible and may apply for the award.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and guidelines.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Entries should be submitted electronically or by mail to AISWCD:

Mail to: AISWCD, Attn: Teacher of the Year, 4285 N Walnut Street Road, Springfield, IL 62707

Email: kaila.long@aiswcd.org

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USA: Illinois

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