Delaware Valley Earth Force wins Environmental Education award
Local non-profit organization, Delaware Valley Earth Force was recently awarded the Outstanding Service to Environmental Education, Organization ? Global Level awarded by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). This award is presented annually to an organization that has made significant contributions to the environmental education movement.
Delaware Valley Earth Force (DVEF) is the local office of a national environmental education organization, Earth Force Inc, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. DVEF teaches teachers how to empower and activate young people to become effective environmental problem solvers, stewards and citizens in their communities. Our programs address academic standards and develop the skills and assets in problem solving and citizenship that youth need to succeed in the workplace and in the world. Through Earth Force programs, young people take the lead and become actively involved in developing and implementing community service projects within the context of established public policies and community practices.
?Earth Force is honored to receive this award and be recognized with previous winners such as the World Wildlife Fund, that have truly done incredible work in environmental education. We believe we are making significant strides in the areas of youth engagement and environmental education. This award reflects the commitment to our mission of everyone involved with Earth Force,? said Vince Meldrum, Earth Force President. Since 1994, more than 90,000 young people have participated in Earth Force programs nationwide.
Locally, throughout the five-county Delaware Valley Region, more than 10,000 young people have participated in Earth Force programs. DVEF?s Director of Education, Jean Wallace, said that this award reflects the hard work of all of our participating educators, students, and partnering agencies. ?Working in our region, we see the affect that the program has on the communities and young people we serve. It?s also good for our students to see the bigger picture and know that, together, we are affecting global changes.? To learn more about DVEF programs, visit our local website at <a href="http://www.earthforce.org/delval">http://www.earthforce.org/delval</a>.
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