THE WALTER E. JESKE AWARD


Photo courtesy of Gerry Ellis
2012 Jeske Award Winner
Karen Hollweg, Colorado
 
The highest honor NAAEE bestows is the Walter E. Jeske Award. This award was established to honor Walt Jeske, Chief of the Education and Publications Unit with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. Jeske was a dedicated member of the NAAEE Board of Directors and outstanding environmental educator until his untimely death in 1981. The award is given to recognize service to NAAEE and leadership within the field of environmental education. Tradition calls for each year's recipient to present the award in the following year.


Qualifications

  • An active NAAEE member with at least five years of membership
  • Occupies, or has occupied, a leadership role in NAAEE and has made leadership contributions to the field of EE in addition to contributions emanating directly from his/her salaried duties.
  • Must have received clear recognition of her/his overall contributions among EE colleagues and within NAAEE
  • Must have served at least 15 years in the field of EE.


2013
Joe E. Heimlich, Ohio, Award Presentation

2012
Karen Hollweg, Colorado, Award Presentation and Bio

2011
Rosanne Fortner, North Carolina, Press Release

2010
Tom Marcinkowski, Florida Institute of Technology, "Acknowledgements and Reflections," by Dr. Tom Marcinkowski

2009
Brenda Weiser, University of Houston-Clear Lake

2008
Martha Monroe, University of Florida

2007
Joseph A. Baust, Sr., Murray State University

2006
Terry Wilson, Western Kentucky University (WKU News Press Release)

2005
Elaine Andrews, U of Wisconsin at Madison

2004
Judy Braus, World Wildlife Fund

2003
Carol Fialkowski, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

2002
Paul Hart, University of Regina

2001
Ted Mills, Oklahoma State University

2000
Bora Simmons, Northern Illinois University

1999
Trudi Volk, Southern Illinois University

1998
Chuck Hopkins, UNESCO, Toronto, ON

1997
Kathy McGlauflin, Project Learning Tree

1996
Lori Mann, Coyote Point Museum & Talbert Spence, National Audubon Society

1995
Gus Medina, Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP)

1994
John Judy, The Tennessee Valley Authority

1993
Rich Mrazek, University of Lethbridge

1992
Richard Wilke, University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point

1990
Edward J. McCrea, US Fish & Wildlife Service

1991
Joan C. Heidelberg, Brukner Nature Center

1989
Lillabelle Holt, University of Alaska

1988
Robert E. Roth, The Ohio State University

1987
William B. Stapp, University of Michigan

1986
Rudolph J. H. Schafer, California Department of Education

1985
David L. Hanselman, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

1984
John F. Disinger, The Ohio State University

1983
Harold R. Hungerford, Southern Illinois University

1982
Clay Schoenfeld, University of Wisconsin