Nominations Now Open!

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Do you know someone who loves the environment, speaks for the plants and animals, and has made a difference in a school, a classroom, or in our community? Nominate them for the 3rd Annual Explore Ecology Environmental Stewardship Awards, which recognize local leaders who promote environmental stewardship through education and action. Nominations are being accepted for candidates in Santa Barbara County at

We are looking for teachers, individual students, and classes or clubs who have spearheaded positive change, are committed to helping the environment, and are inspirations within our community.

Awards will be presented at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 27, 2019. Recipients will be honored and give acceptance speeches on the Kids Stage and afterward will join CEC’s Environmental Hero on the Main Stage for further recognition.

(2018 Winners)

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 and 7th to 12th.

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 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 and 7th to 12th.

Visit to fill out the Nomination Form. Self-nominations are welcome.

A judging panel comprised of Explore Ecology staff will select the winners. All nominations must be received by March 10th, 2019.

Special Thanks to Edison International for helping to sponsor the Awards.



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