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SUNY-ESF Sol Feinstone Environmental Awards logoScience Teachers Win 2006 Feinstone Environmental Awards from SUNY-ESF

Special appearance by NPR Science Friday host Ira Flatow

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) presented the 2006 Sol Feinstone Environmental Awards to science teachers Carmen Glenn de Luna and Robert C. Hughes II.

Glenn de Luna has been teaching in the City School District of New Rochelle, N.Y., for four years. She teaches ninth-grade Regents living environment and 11th- and 12th-grade advanced placement environmental science.

Professors with AwardsHughes has been teaching in the Wayland-Cohocton Central School District in New York’s Southern Tier since 1990. He teaches both middle and high school students and serves as a summer school health teacher for Genesee County BOCES. 

The annual Feinstone awards dinner took place at 6 p.m. May 18 at the Marx Hotel and Conference Center, Syracuse.

The Feinstone program has made more than 100 awards, honoring individuals from across the United States for their significant contributions to protecting the environment, promoting the wise use and management of our country’s natural resources, and promoting the spirit of volunteerism.

Sol Feinstone, a widely known historian and author who was a graduate of SUNY-ESF, established the Feinstone awards program in 1976. His goal was to reward people and organizations that exemplified his belief that the best insurance for a free society lay in people’s desire and ability to do voluntarily the things that need to be done for the good of all.

Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, gave welcoming remarks at the Feinstone Awards banquet. Flatow’s show was be broadcast live from SUNY-ESF’s Marshall Hall Auditorium on May 19. Flatow is a veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist. He is also president and founder of Talking Science, a non-profit company dedicated to creating radio, TV, and Internet projects that make science “user friendly.”

Ross S. Whaley, former ESF President and presently Chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency, was awarded the honorary Feinstone award at the dinner.