Connect to Nature Site/School Award Thank you for accepting the challenge to be a “Best in Ohio” Connect to Nature School/Site! Your efforts help our children to become healthier, happier, and smarter! Nominate a School/Community Site/Business
Become recognized for the good work your agency is doing to connect children to nature! Our next recognition event will be on March 30th during our MVLNCI Summit. Submit your application by March1st for consideration.
The links will allow you to find out more about the award nomination and submit a school or site location for the award. Those that qualify will receive a window decal to display proudly at their agency and possibly other recognitions and publicity
Schools that receive the award can request an assembly-style presentation for their students!
Images of our first assembly:
Letter of Introduction
School Nomination Form
Resources to meet criteria for
SCHOOLS Site Nomination Form
Resources to meet criteria for
This new award certification will be in a pilot phase through 2018 so If you have concerns over accomplishing the required criteria we welcome your questions. Please contact:
Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton 937-478-1036,
or Douglas Horvath at Five Rivers MetroParks, 937 277-4835,
firstname.lastname@example.org Award Recipients: Awarded March 30, 2019 Darke County Park District: Bish Discovery Center Five Rivers MetroParks: Deeds Point MetroPark Five Rivers MetroParks: Huffman MetroPark Five Rivers MetroPark: Island MetroPark Five Rivers MetroParks: Medlar Conservation Area Five Rivers MetroParks: Riverscape MetroPark Five Rivers MetroParks: Sunrise MetroPark Five Rivers MetroParks: Wolf Creek Rail Trail Five Rivers MetroParks: Woodman Fen Conservation Area Greenville Public Library The Light Foundation: Chenoweth Trails Miami County Park District: Charleston Falls Preserve Miami County Park District: Garbry Big Woods Reserve Oakes Beitman Memorial Library Wright State University: College of Education and Human Services Awarded Spring, 2018 Brukner Nature Center Five Rivers MetroParks: Carriage Hill Five Rivers MetroParks: Eastwood Five Rivers MetroParks: Wegerzyn Gardens Five Rivers MetroParks: Wesleyan Miami County Park District: Lost Creek Preserve Miracle Makers: Lincoln Hill Gardens Site Award Ceremony for Spring 2018 at the MVLNCI Summit! Awarded Fall, 2017 Piqua Central Intermediate School Centerville Primary Village South Evergreen Children’s Center Learning Tree Farm Nature Preschool
Nicholas Residential Treatment Center (Montgomery County)
Centerville-Washington Park District: Bill Yeck Park Bombeck Family Learning Center Caesar Creek State Park Five Rivers MetroParks: Cox Arboretum Five Rivers MetroParks: Adventure Central Five Rivers MetroParks: Germantown Five Rivers MetroParks: Hills and Dales Five Rivers MetroParks: Sugarcreek Five Rivers MetroParks: Possum Creek Award Ceremonies Fall, 2017
Our second awards ceremony was held at Adventure Central in Dayton. Piqua Central Intermediate School and Primary Village South had their own special celebrations!
Piqua Central Award Winners Adventure Central Students and Staff Ruby the Redtail Primary Village South (Centerville) Awarded April 10th, 2017: Spring Creek Elementary School
Little Hearts Daycare
Five Rivers MetroParks: Englewood MetroPark Miami County Park District: Stillwater Prairie Reserve Darke County Park District: Shawnee Prairie Preserve Centerville-Washington Park District: Grant Park Contact us at email@example.com
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