2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Rachel Carson Award

Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids

Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids of Long Island, NY, will receive the Rachel Carson Award for providing nature education opportunities for children and families. The Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids (LINCK) includes architects, early child educators, environmental educators, health professionals and others. Its goal is to educate the community about the importance of making nature part of the daily lives of children, to foster collaboration and support, and to inspire people to create nature-rich leaning environments. LINCK was formed by Dana Friedman as an outcome of the 2006 Working Forum on Nature Education for Children. The work of the group has resulted in creating outdoor classrooms at the Bailey Arboretum in Long Island and the National Headquarters for the Family Place Library Systems in Centereach, NY.

This year’s winners are:

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.