Environmental Education Scholarship for Academic Study

 

Beginning in 2006, NAAEE has awarded scholarships to students in the state hosting the conference, to grow the next generation of environmental educators.

   

2011 North Carolina
Two students received scholarships: Alexandra (Lexi) Kay, from Duke University and Katie Hicks, from Montreat College.

2010 New York
Christine Coughlin, NYU received the 2010 Environmental Education Scholarship for Academic Study, at the NAAEE annual conference in Buffalo on October 2nd from NAAEE Executive Director Brian Day.

2009 Oregon
Two students received scholarships: Laura Todis and Janice Brotman. Laura Todis attended the NAAEE annual conference in Portland on October 10 to receive her scholarship from NAAEE Executive Director Brian Day and President Karen Hollweg.   

2008 Kansas
Two students received scholarships: Gabriella Kusko and David Burchfield. They attended the NAAEE annual conference in Wichita on October 18 to receive their scholarships from NAAEE Executive Director Brian Day and President Karen Hollweg.   

2007 Virginia
Three students from Virginia Tech received scholarships:  

Erica Baugh – Baugh is majoring in Natural Resources Sciences with a minor in Geology and Forestry, and in the process of becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist.  She has held summer positions at NOAA, the U.S. Forest Service, and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve. Through the College of Natural Resources, she has helped deliver a Wood Magic Show and run an after school Nature Club in a local elementary school.

John Burke – A Fisheries Science major, Burke worked at nature centers around his home town of Arlington, VA, both as a volunteer and an employee. He has also volunteered with the Department of the Interior for National Fishing Day, instructing inner-city children in fishing techniques and stewardship. In college, he’s done weekly cleanups on a small creek, and done creek-related research using the facilities at the Virginia Tech water quality lab.  

Jessica Stewart. -  Stewart is majoring in Natural Resource Conservation Education, with a goal of attaining a Master’s in Education and teaching middle school. In high school, she attended the Commonwealth Governor’s School, which required a year-long independent study project.  Working with a local nonprofit, Stewart began studying a dam on the Rappahannock River. She produced a one-day class on water issues, which she taught at a local middle school. In college, she has interned at the George Washington National Forest, working with elementary students.

All three attended the NAAEE annual conference in Virginia Beach on November 17 to receive their scholarships from NAAEE Executive Director Brian Day and President Martha Monroe.

2006 Minnesota
Three students received scholarships:
Ambert Collett - St. Olaf College
Clare Croteau - University of Minnesota at Duluth
Molly Roske - College of St. Benedict/Saint John's University
All three attended the NAAEE annual conference in St. Paul on October 13 to receive their scholarships from NAAEE Executive Director Brian Day and President Martha Monroe.