CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 13, 2020) – The
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation
Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is now accepting applications for the 2020
Make It Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year awards. REAP adjusted the
program this year, moving up the application deadline to February 14, 2020
and will be recognizing the winners at a school event of their choosing.
Winners will be chosen in the elementary,
middle and high school levels, with each winner receiving a $500 personal
award, a $1,000 award to be used in promoting STEM programs.
Educators eligible for nomination must teach
either full-time or part-time, or volunteer in a classroom setting in a West
Virginia public or private K-12 school and have had their program established
for at least one year.
To nominate yourself or a fellow educator,
applications are available at https://dep.wv.gov/environmental-advocate/reap/wvmis/Pages/default.aspx.
For more information, contact Make It Shine
coordinator Joshua Hamrick at Joshua.R.Hamrick@wv.gov or 1-800-322-5530.
For more WVDEP news and
information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on
all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook
at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by
searching “Environment Matters.”
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