maple leaf.pngLEAF 2019 Wisconsin School Forest Awards

Nominations now being accepted!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 School Forest Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided leadership for local school forests. LEAF (the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program) will recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to school forest programs. To nominate a candidate, complete the following requirements listed below. Awards will be presented in the spring at a time arranged within the honoree’s local school district or community.

All nominations are due by February 7, 2020. 

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Nomination Categories: (Nominees in any category can be individuals or organizations.)


Do you know an outstanding teacher or group of teachers in your district who have worked above and beyond to make the school forest an exceptional learning environment for the students?

School Administrator

(Superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, any school administration official, etc.)Is your school administrator incredibly supportive of the work being done at your school forest? Does your administrator encourage and champion the forest’s use for student learning?

Resource Professional

(Foresters, educational or environmental organizations, park or agency staff, natural resource managers, Extension agents, etc) Are you fortunate to have a resource professional who is available to help answer questions, provide guidance, or help sustainably manage your school forest property?

Community Member

(Citizens, volunteers, community organizations, etc) Would your school forest program be a wonderful resource for your school without the help of a local community member?


Has a student or group of students done outstanding work at your school forest to further the environmental education programming or sustainable forest management within your district? If so, let’s honor them for their hard work, dedication, and passion at the school forest!

Nomination Requirements
Provide the following:

  • Completed School Forest Award Application Form. Include a thorough description of the nominee’s involvement with programs, projects, or initiatives that have advanced the school forest program. Include how many years the nominee has been involved with school forests and in what capacities. Also include any professional development, curriculum and resource development, student involvement, networking and outreach, management, and/or fundraising opportunities the nominee has been involved with for the school forest. Include as much detail as possible…showcase your nominee’s worthiness to the reviewers!
  • Reference letters from individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s environmental education efforts.

Recognition of Awardees

Nominees chosen to receive a 2019 School Forest Award will receive an engraved plaque, recognition on the LEAF School Forest website, and formal recognition within their own community.