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Iowa Association of Naturalists (IAN) and Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) Awards

Awards to Iowa Nonprofits and Individuals for Contributions
to Environmental Education and Conservation

GrantWatch ID#: 177449
Agency Type:

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Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC)

12/01/16

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Awards to Iowa nonprofits and individuals for outstanding environmental education and/or conservation. The Foundation recognizes contributions made to the understanding of Iowa's cultural and natural resources. Award categories include: environmental education for the general public, environmental educator, environmental education for youth or conducted by youth, preservation, land management, natural resource conservation, school programming, environmental education by business/industry/labor, outstanding volunteer, and outstanding interpretive print or non-print media.

Award Categories:

Ada Hayden Conservation Education Award:
For Outstanding Efforts to Educate About Preservation, Land Management, or Natural Resource Conservation.
This award may be presented to individuals or organizations. Describe the efforts involved in educating others (which may be conservation professionals or private landowners) including the purposes, future plans, and target audiences of the conservation education programs. Also should be above and beyond person’s job, suited to audience’s needs, longevity of effort, and a measure of effectiveness. Award recipients in this category can not reapply for this award for the following two years.

Aldo Leopold Environmental Education Award:
For Lifetime Achievement in EE Excellence and Leadership.
This award may be given to an individual or an organization. Provide a description of exemplary service in the field of environmental education including number of years, accomplishments, and service to community or state organizations.

Bohumil Shimek Environmental Educator Award:
For Outstanding Efforts by an Environmental Educator.
This award will recognize a formal or non-formal educator for innovative EE programming beyond her/his job expectations. Describe overall involvement in EE including innovative programming and how this individual has performed beyond job requirements. One reference letter may be included. Award recipients in this category can only receive the award one time.

Chris Holt Youth Environmental Education Award:
For an Outstanding EE Program for Youth or Conducted by Youth (Preschool-Grade 12).
This award may be presented to an individual or a group. Describe the program’s uniqueness, the benefits to youth and the community, and student involvement. Also considering uniqueness, level of student involvement, and benefits to the youth and community.

Ding Darling Environmental Education Award:
For Outstanding EE Program or Event which Informs and Educates the General Public.
This award may be presented to an individual or an organization for an annual event, ongoing program, or one-time special event. Describe the program or project and how it was particularly creative and effective. Describe how the program/project was evaluated, including numbers of individuals reached.

Frederic Leopold Environmental Education Award:
For outstanding EE efforts by Business, Industry, or Labor.
Describe the EE efforts including benefits to the community, goals of the programs, and why the educational efforts were initiated. Consider also longevity of results, target audience, and that the efforts are above and beyond legal requirements. Award recipients in this category can not reapply for this award for the following two years.

Outstanding Environmental Education Program (2 or less interpreters): For Excellence in EE Programming by an Agency or Institution.
Describe examples of effective programs uniquely suited to the local EE needs in your area. Other items considered for judging may include: brief history of the program, goals and evaluations of program; creative programming; staff size (include paid, full time staff & seasonal staff); numbers of programs given and number of participants; passive interpretation efforts; and annual EE budget. Award recipients in this category can not reapply for this award for the following two years.

Outstanding Environmental Education Program (3 or more interpreters): For Excellence in EE Programming by an Agency or Institution.
Describe examples of effective programs uniquely suited to the local EE needs in your area. Other items considered for judging may include: brief history of the program, goals and evaluations of program; creative programming; staff size (include paid, full time staff & seasonal staff); numbers of programs given and number of participants; passive interpretation efforts; and annual EE budget. Award recipients in this category can not reapply for this award for the following two years.

Outstanding Interpretative Non-Print Media:
This award may be presented to an individual or an organization for the development of websites, podcasts, or film/video. Describe the goals and purpose of the project and how it was particularly creative and effective. Describe how the project was evaluated including the number of individuals reached. Please include an example of the project with submission.

Outstanding Interpretative Print Media Award:
This award may be presented to an individual or an organization for the development of newsletters, brochures, or trail guides. Describe the goals and purpose of the project and how it was particularly creative and effective. Describe how the project was evaluated including the number of individuals reached. Please include an example of the project with submission.

Outstanding Volunteer:
This award may be presented to an individual who has shown dedication promoting and assisting with environmental education efforts. Describe the person’s willingness to serve, level of involvement, and accomplished projects or tasks. One reference letter may be included. Award recipients may receive this award once only.

Sylvan Runkel Environmental Education School Award:
For Outstanding Whole-School EE Program.
Describe the overall program, including whole school involvement, cross-disciplinary approach, support by administration and staff, innovative uses of outdoor classrooms, how the program benefits the community, and student involvement. Student and parent comments may be included. This award is given to a traditional school (not an individual or special program sponsored by another entity, though the school may have co-sponsors). Award recipients in this category cannot reapply for this award for the following two years.

Individuals may nominate themselves or another individual or organization for any award.
See individual award descriptions for additional eligibility.

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

Submission should be e-mailed to:

ICEC Executive Director
Linette Bernard
Email: execicec@gmail.com

Iowa Conservation Education Coalition
12684 155th St
Ackley, IA 50601
Tel: 319-238-1199
Contact form for email: http://iowaee.org/contact/

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