coeeaEach year COEEA requests nominations for the following awards. Any member may nominate an individual or organization for recognition.

Awards nominations may be submitted to the COEEA President. Awards are announced and presented at the COEEA Conference in spring as well as the COEEA Annual Meeting in the fall.

Award Categories:

Excellence in Environmental Education (Formal & Informal)
These awards recognize an individual for outstanding environmental education who works in the informal education sector–nature centers, aquariums, etc. as well as an individual who works in formal K-12 or college classroom.

Excellence in Environmental Stewardship
Awarded to an individual, group, or organization that has engaged and motivated the public to protect the environment. By participating in advocacy, research, education, political action, public outreach or similar work, the recipient(s) will have made a strong impact in promoting environmental literacy and education, inspiring others to become stewards of the natural world, and/or providing leadership to the state of Connecticut and the COEEA community regarding environmental initiatives.

Outstanding Organization of the Year
The COEEA Outstanding Organization of the Year recognizes an organization for exceptional work in, or support of, the field of outdoor and environmental education, plus its dedication to using the outdoors and natural world as a catalyst to expand environmental appreciation in the children and adults of Connecticut.

Connecticut Green LEAF Schools Awards
Connecticut Sustainable Schools Project (CSSP), a working group of the COEEA organization, along with Connecticut Green LEAF Schools recognizes exemplary K-12 Schools in the state who promote environmental literacy and sustainability practices. For more information about Connecticut Green LEAF Schools, visit

To Nominate:

Any COEEA member may nominate awardees. Please contact the COEEA President.

Click below for details and nomination form.

Word Doc format: 2017 Mini Grant Description Application