Exemplary Service to VAEE Award

Recognizes an outstanding individual member who has provided exemplary service to the VAEE and leadership within the field of environmental education. 

The winner of this award will receive a lifetime membership to VAEE, an award, and recognition at the 2021 VAEE Spring Symposium on May 22, 2021


Outstanding Leadership, Quality & Effectiveness: Program serves as a model for demonstrating outstanding action, contribution and leadership for the Virginia Association for Environmental Education.

Innovative Approach: This person's approach is innovative, unique, creative, inclusive, relevant and action oriented. They inspire others to adopt their innovative approaches.

Impact: The nominee's contributions and impact on VAEE's programs/ operations is noteworthy.

Commitment to Environmental Education: The recipents is future-minded and committed to continuing and expanding their work to advance VAEE, environmental education and/or literacy.


Please submit nominations via the VAEE Awards Nomination Form found here by Monday, January 31st, 2022.  After the nominations cycle has been completed VAEE members will be invited to vote for the awardee via a WildApricot Poll prior to the 2022 VAEE Annual Conference. 

You will asked be provide the following information:

  1. Contact information for the program/ organization

  2. Answers to the following questions:

  • In what way(s) has this person demonstrated exemplary service to VAEE?
  • Was the nominee performing this service as a volunteer or in their capacity as a paid professional?  Please explain. 
  • How has this person’s service supported the VAEE’s mission?
  • What was inspiring, unusual or innovative about the nominee’s contributions?
  • To what extent might this person’s actions be considered above and beyond the call of duty?
  • Over what period of time did this person provide service to the VAEE?
  • To what extent will this person’s contributions be recognized and valued by their peers?


Virginia Association for Environmental Education

10221 Krause Road

P.O. Box #2193

Chesterfield, VA 23832

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