2023 Wisconsin School Forest Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 School Forest Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided leadership and made significant contributions over a period of years to a local school forest registered through Wisconsin's School Forest Program.

Nominees chosen to receive a 2023 School Forest Award will receive an engraved plaque, recognition on the LEAF School Forest website, and formal recognition within the honoree’s local school district or community.   
 
List of previous awardees found here: 
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 To nominate a candidate, complete the following requirements listed below. All nominations are due by Friday, January 26th, 2024.
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Nomination Requirements
Complete the form below.

Submit two reference letters from individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s school forest work and environmental education efforts.

Send letters electronically as PDF attachments (preferred) or US mail postmarked by January 26, 2024 to: steve.schmidt@uwsp.edu or
School Forest Awards Program
c/o Steve Schmidt, LEAF
1108 Fremont Street, Rm 202
Stevens Point, WI  54481

Questions? Contact LEAF at 715-346-3113 or Steve.Schmidt@uwsp.edu 
Application
Be sure to 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!
Nomination Categories (may be individuals or organizations in any category) *
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Name of Nominee *
Title of Nominee
School/Organization *
School District
Registered School Forest(s) Name *
Home Address of Nominee *
City, State, Zip *
Phone of Nominee *
Email of Nominee *
Nominator Information
Name *
Title
Address *
City, State, Zip *
Phone *
Email *
Reference (1)
Person who is very familiar with the school forest work of the nominee.
Name *
Title *
Phone *
Email *
Reference (2)
Person who is very familiar with the school forest work of the nominee.
Name *
Title *
Phone *
Email *
Nominee's Qualifications
How many years has the nominee been involved with the school forest program? *
List at least three contributions or efforts the nominee has made to further the school forest program. Listing as many contributions as possible will help the award reviewers determine the appropriateness of the nominee for this award. *
Describe how the school district has benefited from the nominee’s contributions listed above. Give the award reviewers an excellent picture of what and how this nominee has contributed to your school district’s school forest program.
What notable qualities make this nominee worthy of the award? *
What is the approximate number of students directly affected by the nominee's school forest efforts? *
What is the approximate number of teachers directly affected by the nominee's school forest efforts? *
What is the approximate number of community members directly affected by the nominee's school forest efforts? *
Award letters and regrets will go out mid to late February.  In order to plan how to send notification to the nominee, please answer the following: Will the nominee be told of this nomination?
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Letters of Reference
Submit two reference letters from individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s environmental education efforts.

Send letters electronically as PDF attachments (preferred) or US mail postmarked by Friday, January 26th, 2024 to: steve.schmidt@uwsp.edu or
School Forest Awards Program
c/o Steve Schmidt, LEAF
1108 Fremont Street, Rm 202
Stevens Point, WI  54481

Questions? Contact LEAF at 715-346-3113 or Steve.Schmidt@uwsp.edu 

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