Nominations are open until April 8, 2019.
Click Here to fill out the Nomination Form. Self-nominations are welcome.

Do you know someone who is a dedicated environmental steward, who speaks for the plants and animals, and has made a difference in a school, a classroom, or in our community?

Explore Ecology’s Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards recognize teachers and students who promote environmental stewardship through education and action, who initiate positive change, and inspire their peers and colleagues in Santa Barbara County. Explore Ecology invites community members to nominate a deserving teacher, class, club, or student that they believe should be recognized for their efforts to create a more sustainable and healthy world.

Winners will be honored at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 27, 2019. They will give acceptance speeches on the Kids Stage at 1 p.m., afterward joining CEC’s Environmental Hero on the Main Stage for further recognition at 2 p.m.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

Teacher Award: The Teacher Award honors the achievements of teachers who have made significant contributions to educating and impacting youth about the environment and who have inspired their class and school through teaching and action. There are two awards in this category for teachers in grades K to 6th grade and 7th to 12th grade.

Class or Club Award: This honors a class or school club that has raised awareness, protected the environment, and influenced their school community. There is one award in this category for a class grades K to 12th.

Student Award: This award goes to students who have committed their time to care for the environment in a significant way. There are two awards in this category for students in grades K to 6th grade and 7th to 12th grade.