“If you can imagine it, you can see it. If you can see it, you can create it. Let us imagine a world in harmony” – Kari Warberg Block
What is The Year of the Monarch?
The monarch butterfly is one of nature’s boldest and most recognizable pollinators, but it is also at risk due to pesticide use and habitat loss.
The Year of the Monarch is an invitation for everyone to learn about and appreciate the monarch butterfly and other pollinators that play a vital role in our ecosystem. This is an opportunity to champion naturally smarter™ eco-education initiatives and support the teachers who lead them. Along the way, we’ll focus on creating harmony in the places we live, work, play, and learn.
Want to get your class involved? Find out how with resources from the World Wildlife Fund's Monarch Toolkit and the National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitat® Pathway.
What is the Harmony Hero Award?
Our world is filled with unsung heroes who use their gifts to create a world in harmony. The Harmony Hero Award is EarthKind's way of recognizing and supporting the teachers across the country who inspire K-12 students through eco-education initiatives. Getting outdoors and connecting with nature is proven to make kids happier, healthier, and smarter in math, science, and the arts while supporting social development.
Who is eligible?
The 2021 Harmony Hero Award is open for K-12 teachers in the United States who are involved in sustainability and environmental education programs.
Starting in February, EarthKind will select one Harmony Hero applicant each month to receive complimentary in-service training from an entomologist on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices for their school, helping them become safer, healthier places. They’ll also receive a backpack packed with sustainable essentials for eco-education and outdoor adventures to help them on their mission of creating a world in harmony.
The Harmony Hero Award winner will receive a trip for themselves plus three guests to the Kingdom of the Monarchs in Mexico’s Central Highlands. Accommodations, meals, activity fees, and a professional tour guide are all included.
How to Nominate a Teacher
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