Awards Banquet





Photos of the event Courtesy of Chris Rozoff!

Celebrate Excellence in Environmental Education 




at Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education’s 36th Annual Awards Ceremony, an event co-hosted by the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program and the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program.


We invite you to join us as we recognize outstanding stewards of environmental education in our schools and communities.


The program for the evening:

4:00 pm Tours of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center & Global Climate Change Center
5:00 pm Social hour with hors d’ oeuvres; Silent Auction
6:00 pm Banquet Dinner
7:00 pm Presentation of Awards

At the Banquet this year we will be honoring many award winners from across the state. 

The Awards to be presented at the Banquet include:

Aldo Leopold Award - Jodi Hermsen, WI Center for Environmental Education, Stevens Point, WI
David Engleson WAEE Award - Victoria Rydberg, Department of Public Instruction, Portage, WI
Earthguard Award - Fox River Academy, Appleton, WI
WAEE Formal Educator of the Year - Chris McNeill, Ouisconsing School of Collaboration, Lodi, WI
WAEE Non-formal Educator of the Year - Jeff Nania, Portage, WI
WAEE Administrator of the Year - Dean Sanders, Lake Mills School District, Lake Mills, WI
WAEE Student of the Year - Shaina Stewart, Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Amherst, WI
Non-Formal Energy Educator of the Year Award - Jenny Heinzen, MREA, Custer, WI
Formal Energy Educator of the Year Award - Scott Liddicoat, Southwest High School, Green Bay, WI
School Forest Teacher Award - To be announced at the banquet
School Forest School Administrator Award - To be announced at the banquet
School Forest Resource Professional Award - To be announced at the banquet
School Forest Community Member Award - To be announced at the banquet
School Forest Student Award - To be announced at the banquet
Wisconsin Green Ribbon Schools Honorees - Jefferson–Fox River Academy, Appleton
                                                                          - Summit Environmental School, LaCrosse, WI
                                                                          - Westlawn Elementary School, Cedarburg, WI
                                                                          - Racine Montessori School, Racine
                                                                          - Fort Atkinson School District
Wisconsin Project Learning Tree Facilitator of the Year Award - Deb McRae, Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Wisconsin Project WILD Facilitator of the Year Award - Kim Diedrich, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI
Wisconsin Project WET Facilitator of the Year Award -  Jayne Jenks, Waukesha Cty Parks, Waukesha, WI

Thank you to our Sponsors

We invite you to support Environmental Education in Wisconsin by becoming a Sponsor. 
All proceeds of this event will go towards our goal of educating all citizens of Wisconsin to be environmentally literate. 

Download the Sponsorship Form WORD | PDF


Platinum Sponsor - $1,500 (3 available)

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Gold Sponsor - $1,000

Silver Sponsor - $750

Bronze Sponsor - $500

Program Supporter - $250

Individual Supporter - $50

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Silent Auction In-Kind Donor

WAEE is a 501(c)3 organization and as such, all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.