Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
June 14 deadline approaches to nominate Delaware students who make a difference for 2013 Young Environmentalist Awards
DOVER (June 4, 2013) – Teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and individuals still have time to nominate a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources’ 2013 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
Nominations will be accepted by DNREC between Wednesday, May 1 and Friday, June 14, 2013. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories:
- Elementary for students in grades 1-4
- Middle School for students in grades 5-8
- High School for students in grades 9-12
The Young Environmentalist program honors Delaware students whose actions have resulted in the protection, restoration or enhancement of Delaware’s natural resources through one or more of the following means:
- Demonstrating Environmental Stewardship
- Initiating an Innovative Project
- Increasing Public Awareness
- Demonstrating Environmental Ethics
This is the 20th year for the award, which was established by colleagues and friends in honor of Dr. Edwin H. Clark II, who served as Secretary of DNREC from 1989 until 1993.
A gift card and a Delaware State Parks prize pack will be awarded to each category winner in recognition of his or her contribution to the community.
Winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Governor’s Day at the 2013 Delaware State Fair Thursday, July 25.
For more information, including nomination forms, please call Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, at 302-739-9902, or visit http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/Pages/YoungEnv.aspx .
Vol. 43, No. 226