The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has announced the 2011 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Program. The program is a partnership between the EPA and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). This award will recognize outstanding K-12 teachers who use innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. There will be two winning teachers from each EPA region and each teacher and school will receive $2000.00 each and a commemorative plaque. For more information on eligibility requirements and selection criteria or to submit an online application, please visit www.epa.gov/education/teacheraward. The application deadline is December 30, 2011.