Awards for Excellence in EE
Each year individuals and organizations from around the state of Colorado are recognized and honored for their hard work and dedication in the field of environmental education at an Awards Banquet. Awards honor and celebrate exceptional and inclusive environmental education programs, the lifetime accomplishments of an individual in the field of environmental education, outstanding retiring environmental educators, and a President's Award recipient.
We will begin accepting nominations for the 2013 Awards for Excellence in EE in June of 2013.
The Fifteenth Annual Awards Celebration was held
Satuday, March 2nd, 2013
6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Denver Hotel
Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award:
Cyndra Dietz, Boulder County School Recycling and Environmental Education Programs Coordinator, Eco-Cycle
Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director, Great Outdoors Colorado
Alliance for Climate Education - Alliance for Climate Education
BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program - Thorne Nature Experience
Children's Peace Garden Program - Growing Gardens
GASP! Girls Advancing Scientific Progress After School - CSU Environmental Learning Center
H2O Outdoors -Keystone Science School
Learn More about Climate - CU-Boulder Office of University Outreach
Operation Water Festival Program - Keep it Clean Partnership
Project Learning Tree Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood - Colorado State Forest Service
Take Charge! Student Energy Education and Action - Groundwork Denver
Youth Education Programs - Loveland Youth Gardeners
Thank You the Sponsors of our 2012 Awards Program!
CAEE wishes to thank the Colorado State Forest Service, Suncor, WhiteWave Foods and Frederic Printing for their generous support of the 15th Annual Awards Celebration!
Initiated in 1996, CAEE Environmental Education Program awards have honored leadership in developing effective, cooperative, cross-sector environmental education programs. Nominees should be individuals and/or organizations in Colorado that have demonstrated success in developing and implementing environmental education programs and partnerships. Award categories include: PreK-Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Citizen/Community, Media, Business, Nonprofit, Agriculture, Religious/Spiritual, Government, and Best New Program.
Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education recognize the highest quality programs in Colorado that are moving the field of environmental education forward. Programs that demonstrate excellence in diversity and inclusiveness, evaluation, depth of experience, action components, and collaboration will be given special consideration.
Program nominations for 2012 awards are due in early September 2012. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
One individual is acknowledged annually for significant achievement and contributions to the field of environmental education as the recipient of the Enos Mills Award. This award commemorates the 19th century naturalist in the Estes Park area, Enos Mills, whose vision, photographs, and writings were largely responsible for the decision by Congress in 1915 to establish Rocky Mountain National Park. Like Enos Mills, the award recipient has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the field of EE through a body of work.
Nominations for 2012 awards are due in early September 2012. A nominee must be nominated by his/her peers.
Outstanding Retiring Environmental Educators Award
Do you knwo of an outstanding environmental educator who has retired (or is retiring) from their professional role in education, and whose contributions to the field of environmental education deserve recognition? Are you such an educator? If so, please nominate him/her - or yourself - for the Recognition for Outstanding Retired Environmental Educators! To be considered for this recognition, the nominee must have been an environmental educator (i.e., at any grade level, formal or non-formal, volunteer) for at least five years, plan to retire within one year or be three years or less beyond retirement, and have made a significant contribution to environmental education during his/her career. Nominations are accepted on the first of May and October each year.
Nominations are accepted throughout the year, with deadlines for review on the first of May and October.
2004 Environmental Education Awards Program Booklet