Finlay Johnson Award
This award is in honor of two men, Carl Johnson and Bob Finlay, who were instrumental to the creation, as well as a lifetime of dedication, to the Environmental Education Council of Ohio. The award is presented to an EECO member for making a significant or outstanding contribution to the organization.
Presented to Jennifer Dennison (pictured on left of Jen is Josh Dyer- EECO President)
Nominated by Jeff Montavon
Outstanding Environmental Educator in the Field of Formal Education
The award recognizes a preschool, elementary, middle school, high school or college teacher, administrator or curriculum specialist for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.
Presented to David Murduck, Champion Local Schools
Nominated by Jennifer Bucheit and
Heather Campbell (pictured on the right of David is Josh Dyer, EECO President)
Outstanding Environmental Educator in the Field of Nonformal Education
Each year, EECO presents a nonformal educator for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio
Presented to Greg Emmert of Homerville KOA
Nominated by Jamey Emmert (pictured with Josh Dyer, EECO President on right)
Outstanding Volunteer Award
The award is given to a volunteer who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio.
Presented to Joe Oswald, Fiver Rivers Metro Park
Nominated by Joshua York and Lauren Asquith
The Charley Harper Award:
Harper was a Cincinnati based artist known for his wildlife prints, posters
and illustrations. In his honor, EECO recognizes artists who have made a
significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio
through various forms of art.
Nominated by Cathy Knoop (pictured to the right of Michelle is EECO President Josh Dyer)
The President's Award
The award is given to a member of the organization that has shown special dedication to EECO or was great influence or mentor to the current President of EECO.
Presented to Amanda Kriner (pictured on right is Josh Dyer, the current EECO President, in the middle is Amanda and on left is Alli Shaw, EECO Past President)