The award recognizes the department’s excellence in environmental education
The Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education (Educator Led).
In a December 7 email, Marc Rogoff, Lead Education Specialist at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Public Participation and Environmental Education, notified Donna Fennell, professor and chair of the department, of the award.
In an email to the department, Fennell wrote, “Congratulations to all of you and our students and alumni! Thank you to A.J. Both who had the idea of applying for this and to Lisa Rodenburg, Ben Lintner, John Reinfelder and A.J. Both for help with the application. Thank you all for your hard work over the last 100 years!”
As the department is celebrating its centennial in 2020, this is a particularly timely honor in recognition of the many contributions the department has made to students, alumni, and the state of New Jersey during the last century.
The award ceremony will be held virtually on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. on NJDEP’s YouTube Channel.