The Delaware Department of Education is accepting applications from public and private K-12 schools to be a state nominee for the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Award.
The federal Green Ribbon Schools recognition award, now in its third year, honors schools and districts that are exemplary in: reducing environmental impact and costs; improving the health and wellness of students and staff; providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), civic skills and green career pathways.
Each participating state may submit up to four nominations for the award to the U.S. Department of Education. Winning schools will be recognized at a national ceremony.
State applications are due Jan. 24. The department will announce state winners by early April. National winners will be named on April 22.
For more information: doe.k12.de.us.