The North American Association for Environmental Education has named Champion Middle School teacher Dave Murduck its 2019 K-12 Environmental Educator of the Year. Murduck was recognized for his work to create a learning lab that monitors stormwater drainage in a local prairie and wetland, which required securing funding for plugs, seeds and equipment. Murduck advises Champion Middle School’s Science Club and Envirothon Team, and leads a community-based, annual Science Day to teach stream quality and biodiversity at the tributary of the Grand River and Lake Erie watershed. He began teaching in 2001 and obtained a professional certification in Environmental Education from the Environmental Education Council of Ohio. His work previously was recognized with the 2016 Arthur Holden Jennings Science Award for Excellence, a finalist in the Ohio Teacher of the Year program and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Outstanding Environmental Educator in the Field of Formal Education.
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