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Appalachian Laboratory seeks nominations for the 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award

October 8, 2018

FROSTBURG, MD (October 8, 2018) – The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory asks the community to nominate an outstanding individual, organization, or project for its 2019 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award. Recipients of the Johnson Award receive a monetary award 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 and Garrett Counties. 

The Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award honors those who mentor and inspire our citizens and future leaders in environmental science and stewardship; recognizes excellence in environmental education and in the research and public service that supports environmental education; and enhances environmental education opportunities for students of all ages. 

To nominate an individual, organization, or project, please describe (in 200 words or less) why your nominee is deserving of the Johnson Environmental Education Award.  Nominations can be submitted in any of the following ways:

  1. Email nominations to rschwinabart@umces.edu,
  2. Submit them via our webform, or
  3. Mail them to “Attn: Rhonda Schwinabart, UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532.” 

The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm on November 2, 2018. 

Following the submission process, nominators (or an alternate familiar with the nominee) will participate in a 15-minute, in-person, informal conversation with the Johnson Award Committee during their selection meeting in mid-November at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg.  Nominators will be contacted in early November to schedule their time with the committee.     

For more information about the Johnson Award or the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory, please contact Rhonda Schwinabart, Coordinator of External Affairs, at 301-689-7102 or rschwinabart@umces.edu.

About UMCES Appalachian Laboratory: The Appalachian Laboratory, a research center of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, is located at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Frostburg, Md. Scientists conduct research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, including air and water quality, wildlife management, and land conservation throughout the world, with an emphasis on the rich and diverse environments of Western Maryland and the broader Appalachian region. Visit www.umces.edu/al or facebook.com/UMCES. Follow the Appalachian Laboratory on Twitter @UMCES_AL.