Left to right: Rock Hill High School Beta Club representatives, Belleview Elementary teacher Pat Woloszczuk, and Saluda Trail Middle School representatives.
York County Collection and Recycling, Rock Hill Clean and Green and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums held their 25th annual Environmental Education Liaison Awards Brunch on August 2, 2016 from 9 am until 11 am at York Electric Cooperative Meeting Room. Over 50 educators and local officials met to celebrate the upcoming year of environmental education.
York County Solid Waste and Collection, Rock Hill Clean and Green and the York County Culture and Heritage Museums sponsor the Environmental Education Liaisons Program. Representatives from all of the County’s four school districts serve as Environmental Education Liaisons. All three agencies offer a variety of environmental programs and activities and through collaboration; each group is able to reach all of the schools without duplicating efforts. The group meets four times a year to hear speakers, discuss environmental issues and education and to learn about new resources and opportunities for their school.
The following awards were presented to a school, student group, and individual in Rock Hill Schools:
York County Environmental Education School of the Year Award: Saluda Trail Middle School
York County Environmental Education Student Group of the Year: The Rock Hill High School BETA Club
Walt Schrader Outstanding Environmental Educator Award: Pat Woloszczuk from Belleview Elementary
The York County Environmental Education School of the Year Award is given to a school that demonstrates excellence in school waste reduction, recycling, solid waste reduction and environmental education.
The Jane Hayes Recycling Cheerleader Award is presented annually to an individual who has served in a variety of environmental activities and has exhibited leadership and longevity with the program.
The York County Environmental Education Student Group of the Year Award recognizes excellence in school waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education by a group of students.
The Walt Schrader Outstanding Environmental Educator Award is presented annually to a teacher who has promoted and implemented environmental education & activities in the schools. Named for Walt Schrader, a dedicated environmentalist in Rock Hill, the award recognizes instructors with a love for the outdoors, expressed both professionally and personally.