2017 Excellence in Environmental Education Award Recipients

Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award


Lisa Bardwell

President's Award


John Fielder

Nationally renowned photographer, publisher, teacher, and environmentalist

Advancing Environmental Literacy Award Recipients

Colorado EE Founders:

Carol Bylsma, Retired from Colorado Division of Wildlife

Don Hollums, Retired from joint appointment with Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado Department of Education

Jeff Rucks, Retired from Colorado Division of Wildlife

E GuidelinesBoulder County E Movement with the leadership of Samantha Messier, Boulder Valley School District

Innovative EE Program Award Recipients


TREE Semester

Colorado College & Catamount Center


E3 (Elevate Environmental Education)

Catamount Institute


On the Wing

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Outstanding Environmental Educator Award Recipients


Maria Talero

Climate Courage, LLC


Allison Plute

Colorado Springs Utilities


Kay Phelps

Fort Lewis College

Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership Award Recipient


Yesica Chavez

Environmental Learning for Kids

Outstanding Retiring Educator Recognition


Jody Morse

Retired, Bear Creek Lake Park




Past Awards Recipients

CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

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