Request for 2017 Johnson Award Nominations

The Appalachian Laboratory asks the community to nominate an outstanding individual, organization, or a project for its 2017 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award. Recipients of the Johnson Award receive a monetary award of $2,000 and a plaque commemorating their achievements during a special event in April. Nominees are limited to those who have made a noteworthy impact on environmental education in Allegany or Garrett Counties. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on October 31. Following the submission process, nominators (or an alternate familiar with the nominee) will participate in a 15-minute in-person and informal conversation with the Johnson Award Committee on November 17 at 5:00pm at the lab in Frostburg.

The Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award’s objectives are simple:  (1) it honors those who mentor and inspire our citizen and future leaders in environmental science and stewardship; (2) it
recognizes excellence in environmental education, and in the research and public service that supports environmental education; and (3) it enhances environmental education opportunities for students of all ages. Please describe (in 200 words or less) why your nominee is deserving of the Johnson Environmental Education Award.  

For more information about the Johnson Award or the Appalachian Laboratory, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, please contact Cami Martin at 301-689-7106.