As part of their continuing commitment to Oklahoma and the health of its environment, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) have once again teamed up today to announce the “Chesapeake Energy Outstanding Oklahoma Conservation Educator Contest,” a statewide program that honors the Oklahoma school teachers who most effectively incorporate natural resource conservation learning into their class curriculum. 

The Chesapeake Outstanding Conservation Educator Award will be presented to one teacher in each Oklahoma Congressional District. Each winner will receive $2000 at the Governor’s Conservation Awards Ceremony during Conservation Day at the Capitol next spring.

“We are truly honored to again have Chesapeake, Oklahoma’s most active driller and largest clean natural gas producer, as our partner in furthering conservation in Oklahoma,” Trey Lam, President of OACD said.  “The company’s continued sponsorship of these awards and its commitment to protecting and conserving our natural resources is greatly appreciated.  They are truly committed to the conservation and protection of our soil, water, air and wildlife habitats.”

The Chesapeake Outstanding Conservation Educator Award will be presented annually to the Oklahoma school teachers judged as having best incorporated information on the conservation of our natural resources into their lesson plans using inventive and imaginative techniques.