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Nominate a Teacher for the 2019 Richard Rotter Award

February 13th, 2019

The Watershed Institute seeks nominations for a talented area teacher to recognize with its annual Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education.

Parents, teachers, administrators, and others are invited to nominate a teacher for this environmental education award. The recipient will be honored at The Watershed Institute’s annual meeting on the evening of April 29, 2019.

For the past 13 years, this annual award has been given to public and independent school educators from Princeton, Hillsborough, East Amwell, Lawrence, Pennington and other places in central New Jersey.

This annual award is in honor of the late Richard Rotter, who was an exceptional high school teacher in Montgomery and a committed environmentalist in his community. Richard engaged his students in thoughtful investigations in the forest and wetlands behind the new high school in Montgomery. He incorporated biological and chemical sampling of streams into his science classes. He sought and delivered environmental lessons that both stimulated and challenged his students, immersing them into their local environment, and inspiring them about the natural world around them.

The Watershed Institute works to restore water and the natural environment through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Nominees should be teachers in a public or private school that demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to environmental education in their classrooms.

  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
    • Click to complete our form with a description of the teacher and/or up to 3 letters of recommendation. Letters may be attached to the google form or emailed separately. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

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For questions, contact Education Manager, Tammy Love:  [email protected]  |  609-737-3735 x 42

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