Bertha Vazquez, a science instructor at Carver Middle School
in Coral Gables, Fla., has won the Richard C. Bartlett Education Award -- given annually by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) -- for successfully integrating environmental lessons into her teaching. Honored with Vazquez were Susan Vincent and Patrick Curley. To learn more, go to www.neefusa.org
. Vazquez and her students helped recycle 6,000 pounds of paper and plastic, planted dozens of trees and bushes on the school’s campus, and started a school-wide energy conservation program. Do you know a teacher in Birmingham who’s doing cool stuff to teach kids about the environment? Write us at email@example.com.