KIDS for the BAY Wins National NAAEE Award
On October 18, 2008, KIDS for the BAY was presented with a prestigious and competitive national award from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The NAAEE recognized KIDS for the BAY for “Outstanding Service to Environmental Education” by an organization at the local level. The NAAEE hosts a professional development conference every year that brings together environmental educators and professionals nationally and globally with the purpose of promoting excellence in the field of environmental education. KIDS for the BAY Education Director Shefali Shah attended the conference to receive the award and was recognized at a luncheon award ceremony.
Since 1992 KftB has partnered with 44,000 students and 2,000 teachers. Our programs turn school students on to science, empower students to take environmental action and create a lasting impact through our unique Teacher Training and School Wide Impact models. Our commitment to best practices inspires our commitment to multicultural environmental education and diversity. Through our ten environmental education programs, KftB students are empowered to take action and change the environment one neighborhood at a time.
“ Receiving this award on behalf of KIDS for the BAY was not only an honor for me, but an incredible recognition of our organization’s work over the past 16 years. I was happy to have been chosen by KIDS for the BAY to receive this national award that acknowledges KIDS for the BAY as a leader in the field of environmental education.”
— Shefali Shah, Education Director, KIDS for the BAY