Education
8:12 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Omaha teacher wins national environmental ed award

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha teacher is one of 17 nationwide to receive an EPA award for environmental education.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Kristine Denton won a presidential innovation award for her work at Omaha's King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School.

The honor comes with $2,000 for Denton's professional development and $2,000 for environmental education at her school.

Denton has worked with King students to build indoor aquaponic farming systems and used those systems to raise produce to donate to a local homeless shelter.

Besides the 17 award winners, the EPA also named 15 teachers honorable mentions.

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