Please join us in acknowledging and congratulating these three outstanding educators. Their awards will be presented at the ESA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN (Nov. 15-18, 2015). Click here to read the full press release of the award announcement.
Medal of Honor:
In recent years few people have done as much to support the Entomological Foundation as Dr. Tom Green, President of the IPM Institute of North America. His strong support, especially over the last few years, has been extraordinary. When the organization ran on some difficult financial times a few years ago, he brought the Foundation's daily operations into the IPM Institute and oversaw daily operations as President from 2012-2014. He also oversaw the transition of moving the headquarters to the offices of the Entomological Society of America in January, 2015. Tom continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2009. For these reasons, in addition to his life-long support of entomological outreach, Tom was selected as the 2015 winner of the Entomological Foundation's Medal of Honor. This is the highest award given by the Foundation and is given only to those who have attained preeminence in the field through their outstanding contributions to entomological outreach.
Dr. Sven Strnad's classroom resembles a nature center more than a classroom, reflective of his interests in the natural world and his professional training as an entomologist. His philosophy is that students (especially 5th graders) are intrinsically drawn to nature and are more willing and enthusiastic learners when surrounded by it. A board-certified teacher, he is the winner of the Entomological Foundation's 2015 President's Prize in Primary Education.
Christine Brothers is the department head at Falmouth Public Schools in Falmouth, MA. She has been widely recognized for her teaching excellence, including winning the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. An active naturalist, she brings her passion for the environment to life for her students. She is the winner of the Entomological Foundation's 2015 President's Prize in Secondary Education.