Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

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Grant amount: US $1,000

Deadline: Jun 12, 2020

Applicant type: Faculty Teacher

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About the Award

The Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award (formerly the SETAC/Menzie Environmental Education Award) recognizes an individual, group or organization for significant contributions to environmental education. The award is named in honor of Steve Klaine, who touched the lives of so many with his dedication to environmental science, teaching and mentoring of students during his 30-year career. As professor and director of Clemson University’s Institute of Environmental Toxicology, he was advisor to more than 40 doctoral and 45 master’s students. He was also committed to international student outreach, teaching in Cuba, Jamaica, Canada, Portugal, Vietnam, Africa and Australia. His efforts at capacity building in Vietnam resulted in the first collaborative master’s program in environmental toxicology between Hanoi University of Science and Clemson University. Klaine had a long-term dedication to SETAC and, through his teaching and mentoring of students, an immense impact on environmental science globally. Therefore the award, formerly known as the SETAC/Menzie Environmental Education Award, was renamed in 2016 to pay tribute to his efforts.

Call for Applications

The award alternates between honoring an individual educator of educators and individuals or groups and organizations engaged in educating the public.

  • The 2018 award will target on groups and organizations engaged in educating the public

The recipient of this award will receive $1,000 donated by SETAC members.

Contributions should be related to one of the following areas:

  • Improving environmental science curricula and technical education at any level of the educational system
  • Developing programs that enhance environmental literacy and awareness in youth and the general public
  • Supporting innovative educational programs that encourage and stimulate the professional development of environmental scientists.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • If you or anyone you know has made significant contributions to environmental education either through educating other educators or by working with community groups and K-12 programs, please consider submitting an award application.
  • The candidate does not have to be a SETAC member and may be nominated by a nonmember or member of the Society.