Newark science teacher honored for environmental teachings

By Christina Giannantonio|The Star-Ledger
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on February 03, 2015

Tammy Perkins

 

NEWARK — Science Park High School science teacher Tammy Perkins received the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education's 2014 Outstanding Environmental Educator award in the formal sector for her work with high school students.

The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education is a nonprofit organization made up of environmental educators. Each year the ANJEE honors those who work with schools, individuals and the public, in both the formal and informal sector, for their work in teaching about the environment.

"Our organization believes in recognizing the best in our field so that they can serve as role models for others, whether the instruction takes place in classrooms or labs, in parks or on the streets, at home or in the workplace," said Hugh Carola, ANJEE president.

Perkins developed the ninth-grade Earth Systems and Environmental Science curriculum and the AP Environmental Science course at Science Park High School, where she is also the Environmental Club adviser. The club watches over the school's recycling efforts and, along with the AP Environmental Science students, maintain the school grounds and green house.

Perkins was honored Jan. 23 at the ANJEE awards banquet.

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