Environmental Educators Awards Breakfast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OPPORTUNITY FOR MEDIA COVERAGE AUG. 6                        August 1, 2013
Media contact: Mary Lynn Norton
803.909.7244
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Environmental Educators Awards Breakfast


Rock Hill, S.C. –York County Collection and Recycling, Rock Hill Clean and Green and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums will hold their twenty-second annual Environmental Education Liaison Awards Brunch on August 6, 2013 from 9 am until 11 am at the Museum of York County, located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd.  Over fifty educators and local officials will meet to celebrate the upcoming year of environmental education and to hear guest speaker, Vanessa Gorr, Outreach Coordinator with the Carolina Thread Trail.


York County Solid Waste and Collection, Rock Hill Clean and Green and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums sponsor the Environmental Education Liaisons Program.  Representatives from all of the County’s four school districts serve as Environmental Education Liaisons.  All three agencies offer a variety of environmental programs and activities and through collaboration, each group is able to reach all of the schools without duplicating efforts.  The group meets four times a year to hear speakers, discuss environmental issues and education and to learn about new resources and opportunities for their school.


After hearing the guest speaker the following awards will be given out:




  • York County Environmental Education School of the Year Award

  • Jane C. Hayes Recycling Cheerleader Award

  • York County Environmental Education Student Group of the Year

  • Walt Schrader Outstanding Environmental Educator Award



The York County Environmental Education School of the Year Award is given to a school that demonstrates excellence in school waste reduction, recycling, solid waste reduction and environmental education. 


The Jane Hayes Recycling Cheerleader Award is presented annually to an individual who has served in a variety of environmental activities and has exhibited leadership and longevity with the program. 


The York County Environmental Education Student Group of the Year Award recognizes excellence in school waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education by a group of students. 


The Walt Schrader Outstanding Environmental Educator Award is presented annually to a teacher who has promoted and implemented environmental education & activities in the schools.  Named for Walt Schrader, a dedicated environmentalist in Rock Hill, the award recognizes instructors with a love for the outdoors, expressed both professionally and personally. 


 


For Further Information:


Katie Quinn                                           Elizabeth Morgan


803-326-3791                                                   803-329-7027


kquinn@cityofrockhill.com                            emorgan@cityofrockhill.com