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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Columbia, SC--Nominations for Richland County's 2017-2018 Conservation Teacher and Principal of the Year will be accepted until April 11, 2018. Winners will receive $100 cash prizes and will be recognized at the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD's) Annual Banquet. Award recipients must demonstrate an outstanding commitment to conservation education. Guidelines and nomination forms are available below.
2018 Conservation Principal of the Year Nomination (.pdf)
2018 Conservation Teacher of the Year Nomination (.pdf)
Each school year, the Richland SWCD recognizes educators who promote environmental stewardship and who create opportunities for their students to learn about natural resources and conservation. “The Richland SWCD recognizes and celebrates the achievements of teachers [...] because we believe it is important for students to understand the environment and how to care for it,” says Richland SWCD Chairman Kenny Mullis.
Use the following links to learn about previous award winners:
2017 Conservation Teacher of the Year: David Kenga
2017 Conservation Principal of the Year: Meir Muller
Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County.
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