Princeton Day School Lower School science teacher Aaron Schomburg was presented with the Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award, which is given annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals furthering the early environmental education of children.
The Hull Award was established in 1992 and provides $1,000 to chosen recipients who honor Miss Hull's "common sense approach to environmental awareness by inspiring children to appreciate the beauty of our planet." (from the Garden Club of American website: www.gcamerica.org)
Aaron Schomburg is completing his 25th year as a member of the Princeton Day School faculty. In the letter accompanying the award, Julia Johnson, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee notes that the Hull Award "celebrates Mr. Shomburg's interactive approach to teaching science through outdoor classes and experiential learning, which sparks creativity and engagement within ... students." Mr. Shomburg was nominated for the award by Bonnie Higgins through the Stony Brook Garden Club.
Two Princeton Day School teachers have received this distinguished award in the past: Liz Cutler, Upper School English teacher and Sustainability Coordinator, and Pam Flory, Garden Coordinator.