Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Which teachers are eligible to be nominated?
In 2012, the award will be given to a high school teacher, which constitutes grades 9-12. Because middle and high school teachers may face different challenges in their teaching on the environment, the award alternates between middle and high school teachers each year.
Are teachers outside the U.S. eligible for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award?
Only teachers working in the United States are eligible for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award.
Are retired teachers eligible for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award?
Only current teachers are eligible for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award.
Are there a minimum number of years a candidate must be teaching to be eligible for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award?
Yes, nominated teachers must have at least five years of teaching experience.
Can teachers self-nominate?
Absolutely, it is encouraged.
How do I begin a nomination for the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award?
Please visit the Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award page. Clicking on the Nominate a teacher link will bring you to the online nomination form. You will first be prompted to supply log in information, specifically a username and password. If you do not yet have an account, please click Create New Account.
How do I create an account?
When you click Nominate a Teacher you will be prompted to either supply log in information or Create New Account. Clicking on the Create New Account link will allow you to supply the contact information necessary to create a log-in and begin a nomination.
When creating an account, whose information should I provide in the User Information section? Whose information should I provide in the Organization Information section?
Contact information supplied in the User Information section should reflect the individual who is nominating the teacher. If there is a problem with your nomination, or if we have any questions, this is the person we will contact.
In the Organization or School Information section, please list the teacher being nominated. This will ensure that we have contact information for both the nominator and the nominated.
If a teacher is self-nominating, he or she may enter the same contact information in both fields. A Tax ID is not required.
Who should I contact if I have problems with the online system?
For all questions regarding the online system, or the requirements of the nomination form itself, please contact [email protected].
I submitted a nomination but did not receive a confirmation email. Does this mean my nomination was not submitted successfully?
Our online system does not supply users with a confirmation email once a form has been submitted. If you log back in to your account, the first screen you will see is an Application Status page. This will show you a list of forms you have submitted to NEEF and their status. Forms that have been successfully received will be marked as Submitted.
Please note that once a nomination form has been submitted, you may view the complete nomination form but cannot change any of your responses. If you would like to revise your nomination form before the deadline, please email [email protected].
I already submitted a complete nomination form, but I would like to revise some of my answers. Is there any way I can access my submitted nomination form?
Prior to the deadline, your nomination form can be made available for edits. To request access to a submitted nomination form, please email [email protected], and be sure to include the name of the teacher being nominated.
Please also note that if we open a submitted nomination form for you, and you do not re-submit by the deadline, your nomination will not be considered.
The 2012 Richard C. Bartlett Application process is closed.
The winners will be selected in late July and announced in August.