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Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.

 

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© 2018 by Youth Learning As Citizen Environmental Scientists.

YES Medal

The Youth Environmental Science (YES) Medal is presented annually in recognition of a significant contribution to youth learning as citizen environmental scientists. The Medal is presented to the recipient at an appropriate science, education, or environmental conference and is accompanied by a $10,000 grant to an organization of the recipient’s choosing to further the organization’s work consistent with the objectives of YLACES.

 

Award nominations will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Provides leadership over a sustained period of time to advance youth learning as student environmental scientists

  • Engages and inspires others to achieve significant results

  • Has collaborated with a range of stakeholders and institutions involved in environmental  science education

  • Track record of supporting student environmental science in the US or internationally

 

Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) is soliciting nominations for these awards. Nominations can be submitted by, 2018. Decisions about the Awards will be made by an awards committee comprised of YLACES Board members and other supporters of YLACES. The awards will be presented in December 2018 in Washington, DC.

Past recipients and their designated awardees include:

2016: ESRI, Roots and Shoots

 

2015: Rick Bonney, Cornell Ornithology Lab

 

2014: Dr. Barrett N. Rock,  New England Forest Watch