For Immediate Release - January 13, 2010

Application Deadline for 2010 Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Set for March 30

This spring, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Ian Bowles will honor Massachusetts teachers and students who are involved in school-based programs that promote environment and energy education.

The application deadline for the 16th Annual Secretary's Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education is Tuesday, March 30, 2010.

"This program provides an opportunity for students to explore the global environmental and energy challenges facing our world," said Secretary Bowles. "I look forward to hearing their ideas about how to meet these challenges and how to act as responsible stewards of our environment."

All Massachusetts schools (K-12) that offer energy and environmental education programs are eligible to apply for the Secretary's Award. In 2008, 25 schools participated in programs that covered topics ranging from renewable energy, recycling, energy conservation, water testing, climate change, conservation ecology and Atlantic salmon egg-rearing. The Secretary's Advisory Group on Energy and Environmental Education will review applications through mid-April. Qualified entrants are invited to attend a formal award ceremony with Secretary Bowles at the State House later in the spring.

Click here to apply online or contact Meg Colclough at 617-626-1110 or meg.colclough@state.ma.us.