In 1992, AWRA Florida created the J.B. Butler Science Grant in honor of our colleague and former Section President, J.B. Butler, to provide educational materials to environmental centers and educators that teach grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. The grant money is awarded to educators to promote water resources educational units. Each year, up to six (6) $1,000 grants are awarded (NOTE: the award amount was increased from $500 to $1,000 in 2020). Applications must be received by April 30.
2023 Application forms are not yet available.
Lisa Andrews – Big Cypress Preserve, Ochopee, FL
Lisa Andrews has worked for the National Park Service since 1993 starting out as a seasonal employee at five different NPS units and since 1998 has been the Outreach and Education Coordinator at Big Cypress National Preserve. During her time at Big Cypress she has developed and manages the preserve’s curriculum-based environmental education program, S.W.A.M.P., for all 6th grade science students of the Collier County public schools reaching nearly 3,000 6th graders each year. She also manages the interpretative outreach program supervising staff and providing special events, trainings, and interpretive programs for a variety of organized special interest groups of all ages.
Rebekah Jenkins – Starkey Environmental Education Center, Land O Lakes, FL