Winners of the 22nd Annual Energy and Environment (EEA) Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education were honored recently at a packed ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse, held on May 2. These awards, and the small cash prizes for schools that accompany them, are given to Bay State teachers and students for outstanding educational programs.
This year, 27 different elementary, junior high, high school, and non-profit programs from every part of Massachusetts received excellence awards from EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Environmental Trust Chair Bob Durand, and Robin Organ, Chairwoman of the Secretary’s Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education. See a complete list of awardees here.
As a representative from NECEC, it was a special pleasure to notice how many of the teachers and students were involved in educational projects that touched on clean energy. From sixth-grade classes in Northampton, to high school courses in Oak Bluffs, Sudbury, and Upton, award-winning educators used solar energy and energy efficiency projects to teach science, math and environmental stewardship.Kevin Doyle, NECEC Workforce Development Group Chair
NECEC was among those honored at the event, recognized with an “Honor Roll” certificate for their work connecting clean energy employers with the state’s educational community as part of our workforce development efforts. NECEC representative Kevin Doyle provides a great summary of the event at NECEC’s Blog.