Celebration of Excellence in Environmental Education

Nominations are Open

2019 Award Winners:








The 2020 Celebration of Excellence in Environmental Education will take place virtually in conjunction with the WAEE Fall Annual Conference in November, 2020.  

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education (WAEE) is the statewide non-profit professional organization of environmental educators which supports environmental education through advocacy, networking, and recognition. WAEE’s awards program strives to acknowledge and encourage excellence in the field of environmental education. Help us to recognize environmental education in Wisconsin at its best – nominate an EE leader.

We are now accepting applications for the WAEE 2020 Awards. To nominate an organization, individual, student, class or group, complete the following form below. All nominations are due by September 4, 2020.

If you have questions please contact the awards committee via the WAEE office at 715-570-2587 or admin@waee.org

Online Nomination Form

Paper Nomination Form

WAEE Award categories include:

  • Aldo Leopold Award
  • David Engleson WAEE Award
  • Eco-Justice Award 
  • Earthguard Award
  • Formal Educator of the Year
  • Non-Formal Educator of the Year
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Student of the Year Award

Awards are also presented by:

Award winners are recognized through:

Acknowledgement in the WAEE newsletter and on the WAEE website, engraved plaque, and formal recognition at the WAEE Awards banquet. 

Meet Past WAEE Award Winners

WAEE partners with Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to host this event.

Thank you to our 2019 Event Sponsors:


Bronze Level 


Copper Level 


Community Level