Premio para proyectos ambientales realizados por estudiantes K-12

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Jueves, 31 diciembre 2015

Aprovechen est oportunidad para reconocer a estudiantes de kinder a grado 12 que hayan realizado proyectos ambientales, ya sea de limpieza, conservación, reciclaje, siembra, concientización, restauración, etc. 

The President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes outstanding environmental projects by K-12 youth. The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation's youth.

Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Thousands of young people from all 50 states and the U.S. territories have submitted projects to EPA for consideration. Winning projects in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas, including:

  • restoring native habitats
  • recycling in schools and communities
  • construction of nature preserves
  • tree planting
  • installing renewable energy projects
  • creating videos, skits and newsletters that focused on environmental issues 
  • participating in many other creative sustainability efforts

Evaluation results consistently demonstrate that participation in the PEYA program is frequently a life-changing experience for many of the young people and their project sponsors.

How the Program Works

Applications are due December 31, 2015. A regional panel will review applications from each of EPA’s 10 regions. Up to two winners will be selected from each region – one for Grades K-5 and one for Grades 6-12. If a group of students is applying from a variety of grade levels, they should apply for the grade level of the oldest participant. For example, if a group of students in Grades 3, 5, 6 and 8 is applying for the award, the students should apply for the Grade 6-12 award.


  • Project is completed while the student(s) are in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Student(s) are citizens of the United States or its territories or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.
  • Project is sponsored by at least one adult.


  • Sponsor must sign and date page A-2 of the application.
  • Project must be summarized on the pages provided in the PEYA application form (no more than 300 words).

How to Apply for the National Award Program

  • Download the application.
  • A project summary of up to 300 words must be provided on the application form.
  • A more detailed description of the project, addressing each of the evaluation criterion should be attached to the application. The project description can be up to 5 pages.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit photographs, newspaper articles, and other supporting materials to provide a more comprehensive view of the project.
  • Sponsors must sign and date page A-2 of the application. Sponsors will be notified of the application status in March 2016.

Step 3: Submit the Application

  • Applications can be submitted electronically or by hard copy (through U.S. Commercial Delivery Service).
  • All sponsors will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the application package.
  • Email completed applications and supporting materials to by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2015.
  • Hard copies must be sent by a commercial delivery service and must be delivered by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 31, 2015 to be eligible for consideration.
  • Mail completed application materials to:
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Environmental Education
    Attn: Carly Carroll
    William Jefferson Clinton North, Room 1426
    1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, MC 1704-A
    Washington, DC 20460



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