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Connie Elpers Rising Star Award

Award to a Kansas Individual for Early-Career
Contributions to Environmental Education

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Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE)

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Award to a Kansas individual to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of environmental education. This award recognizes passionate educators who are new to the environmental and conservation education field in Kansas, but who are already creating a positive impact.

About the Connie Elpers Rising Star Award:
Named after one of the most influential environmental educators in Kansas, Connie shared her love and passion for teaching about the environment with thousands of people, from young to old. With a seemingly inexhaustible energy for teaching about the environment, Connie embodied the best of the field and was an outstanding example to the young people she mentored.

The nominee should be known for one or more of the following:
-Developed and/or implemented at least one ongoing EE program in Kansas
-Innovative and enthusiastic application of EE tools or best practices
-Shares ideas and techniques with colleagues
-Collaborates with the greater EE community
-Outstanding action, contribution, and leadership in supporting EE

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GrantWatch ID#: 161085

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee must have a minimum of two (2) years’ and a maximum of five (5) years’ experience in the EE field in Kansas.

Current KACEE membership is not required.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations must be postmarked, e-mailed, or submitted online no later than Friday, January 19, 2018.

A selection committee reviews applications and determines awardees, who will be notified no later than Friday, February 16, 2018.

Awards will be presented at the Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards Celebration in Manhattan on Friday, April 6, 2018.

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

Submit a Nomination:

Laura Downey
(785) 532-3322

2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502-2743

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USA: Kansas