Award Winner: "Seward Park Environmental Center unveiled"
Second place: The article features Seattle's leading edge environmental education center in Seward Park, a collaborative venture between the Washington Audubon Society and the Seattle parks and Recreation Department. [ "Seattle is a leader in terms of making sure there's accessible nature in urban areas. There's much more ecological consciousness here than in some other areas of the country." — Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Defecit Disorder. ] This article earned a second place award in the 2008 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Contest: Education Reporting.