Teacher at Goochland Middle School receives award for environmental educators

Christy Goldfuss, managing director, White House Council of Environmental Quality; Anne Moore; and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the EPA. (Photo courtesy VCU)

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) —  A local teacher was honored with the Presidential Innovation Award for environmental educators.

Goochland County Middle School teacher Anne Moore was given the award for her involvement in a research study with Virginia Commonwealth University on warbler birds.

The awards are given to 15 environmental educators nationwide who use innovative and hands-on approaches in their lessons.

Moore’s students have participated in learning activities like measuring the light reflected from a bird’s feather and designing and building next boxes to be used at VCU’s long-term study sites along the James River, according to VCU News. At the end of the year, students join the VCU team for a day to learn more about warblers and wetlands in a hands-on way.

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