Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders, and others to nominate these students for the 2013 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards.
Nominations must be based on actions or projects that have taken place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
Nominations will be accepted by DNREC between May 1 and June 14. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: elementary school for students in grades 1-4, middle school for students in grades 5-8, and 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, and demonstrating environmental ethics.
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 on July 25.
For more information, including nomination forms, call Joanna Wilson at (302) 739-9902 or visit www.dnrec.delaware.gov.