AAEE Excellence in Environmental Education
Award Nominations

Each year the Arizona Association for Environmental Education honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on environmental education in Arizona.

You are invited to nominate a person, a team, or yourself.

To nominate someone, complete the form at the bottom of this page before October 2nd, 2020. Winners and their nominators will be notified by mid-October.

Winners will be honored during an interactive online awards ceremony on Friday, November 13th, since we are unable to gather in person. This event will also be our 3rd mixer for the year, so please plan on joining us!

These awards recognize those who have made a significant impact and contribution to the environmental education field through innovative and inspiring practices.

The nominee should be making an impact in Arizona and known for one or more of the following:

  • Dedicated current and long-term service in the field of EE (programs, curriculum, research, publications, legislation, etc.)
  • Creating a work environment that incorporates EE (volunteerism by employees, using recycled & environmentally-friendly products, collaboration with and/or funding of EE initiatives)
  • Outstanding action, contribution, and leadership supporting EE
  • Outstanding service and volunteerism
  • Innovative and enthusiastic implementation of EE programs
  • Shares ideas, best practices, and techniques with others
  • Employs community engagement models and collaborates with the greater EE community
  • Outstanding work on programs including practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion

Award Categories

  • Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education
  • Outstanding Environmental Educator
  • Outstanding Environmental Education Program
  • Outstanding Business/Organization Committed to EE
  • Outstanding School or College Committed to EE
  • Outstanding Inclusion Programming by Organization
  • Outstanding Junior/Young Professional (age 23 and under)

Award Descriptions

Who can make a nomination?

Nominations are welcomed from parents or guardians, coworkers, students, program directors, supervisors, and community members. Self-nominations are also welcome.

How do I nominate someone?

Complete the online nomination form below. Nominations are due by October 2nd, 2020 at 5pm Arizona time.

Awards Selection Process

Nominations must be submitted online no later than October 2nd, 2020. The AAEE award selection committee will review and determine awardees. Nominators and awardees will be notified by mid-October. Awards are typically presented at the AAEE Conference Award Ceremony in September, but this year we will double up and present our awards on November 13th at our 3rd and final mixer of 2020!


Read about our previous Excellence in EE Award Winners!

Submit Your Award Nomination


If you have any questions, please contact pd@arizonaee.org.