Monday, February 17, 2014
Mile Markers


Environmental education award to honor teachers

The Monroe County Environmental Education Advisory Council (MCEEAC) will recognize certified, full-time Monroe County teachers who incorporate environmental education into their academic lessons with a multidisciplinary approach. Nominees must hold a teaching certificate and be teaching in a Monroe County public, charter or private school. There are two categories: Elementary K-5 and secondary 6-12.

Administrators, teachers, students and community members are urged to submit nominations. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nomination forms are available online at or by emailing MCEEAC teacher representative Katrina Madok at

See the website for detailed information.

Photos and other evidence of teacher projects are encouraged. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to 2014 Environmental Education Award at or mailed to Monroe County Environmental Education Advisory Council Attn: EE Teacher of the Year Award PO Box 430397, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 by March 21.

Winners will be announced before the end of the school year and will receive a plaque and cash award.


Free workshop covers college applications

The Key West Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Community College will offer a free, hands-on workshop about the college application and financial aid process at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the college's Key West campus.

English professors will offer insight into writing effective essays for college admissions and scholarship applications. An expert will discuss the financial aid application process and Computers will be set up in the college library for students to register for a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) account, which will be used throughout their educational career.

The Ready, Set, COLLEGE workshop will also include information about local, statewide and national scholarship opportunities as well as advice about letters of recommendation, application deadlines and other issues facing the families of college-bound juniors and seniors.

The workshop is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required by calling the Key West Chamber of Commerce at 305-294-2587 or emailing