Get Recognized for Outstanding Support of Watershed Education!

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Share Your Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience Story

Do you represent a non-formal education partner organization or a PreK-12 formal educational institution that has done exceptional work connecting PreK-12 students in Pennsylvania to the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)?

Share your outstanding story of MWEE partnership(s) or classroom implementation and apply for one of two NEW annual awards: the MWEE Partner in Excellence Award for non-formal partners (e.g., municipalities, nature centers, environmental education providers) and the Exceptional Implementation of the MWEE Award for PreK-12 formal educational institutions (e.g., individual schools, entire school districts)!

Three awardees for each award will be selected from three consolidated regions across the Commonwealth: western, central, and eastern Pennsylvania. Awardees will be formally recognized on Thursday, March 19, 2020, during the awards banquet at the 2020 PAEE / PRPS Joint Conference & Expo organized by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators and the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.

Application Details

Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Audience: Non-formal education partners (e.g., municipalities, nature centers, environmental education providers) serving PreK-12 students in Pennsylvania and PreK-12 formal educational institutions (e.g., individual schools, school districts) in Pennsylvania are invited to apply.
To learn more about how to apply and the unique eligibility requirements for each award, please visit

Both awards are part of statewide watershed education capacity-building initiatives of the NOAA-funded (Grant # NA17NMF4570274) Pennsylvania Environmental Literacy and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) Programming Capacity-Building Project.

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Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.