2014 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2014 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2014 award weekend.

Rachel Carson Award

Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Unified School District is taking a national leadership role in making meaningful connections with nature part of the daily lives of the children it serves. Its Early Education Center Nature Explore Classrooms are designed to enable the District's youngest learners to acquire a deep, hands-on understanding of the natural world. LAUSD has made an initial commitment to develop 11 Early Education Center Nature Explore Classrooms. The outdoor classroom experience has proven to be transformative -- children are calmer and more focused on learning, have fewer injuries and improved problem-solving skills.

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.