Colorado EECapacity State Consoritium

In 2012, with funding from the EPA, CAEE facilitated the Colorado State EECapacity State Consortium. Read more about the work below.

EECapacity Infographics

Click here for the Colorado EECapacity Consortium Infographic 

Click here for a Prezi of the capacities, assets and connections of the Colorado EECapacity Consortium

Information about the National EECapacity Project

Summary of Colorado's EECapacity Project

Mission: To build the capacity and partnerships between traditional and non-traditional environmental education organizations through relevant training and tools.

Vision: To build a more diverse and inclusive network in Colorado that values the perspectives of its members and ensures an environmentally literate population that works for a clean, healthy environment.  

The Colorado EECapacity State Consortium will bring together a variety of environmental and community focused organizations that are committed to building and strengthening the overall capacity of the field of environmental education in Colorado to be more innovative, relevant, diverse, and inclusive.  The members of the state consortium will consist of professionals working in diverse and urban areas that utilize both traditional and non-traditional environmental education settings, practices and networks. The state consortium will build the foundation for Colorado’s environmental education capacity by creating platforms for discussing innovations in environmental education practices that are relevant in an increasingly urban and diverse society.  This will occur through the state consortium’s participation in professional development and events that facilitates the exchange of ideas, practices, and resources, as well as develops new partnerships and networks. (see visual overview of consortium).


  • A network building the capacity of environmental education through trainings & tools.
  • Expand relationships and collaborations among organizations and communities- not duplicating efforts.
  • Identify/develop environmental education ideas, practices  and resources  that can be shared widely.


  • Develop the overall capacity & pathways for environmental education practices, professionals ,leaders (esp. youth) to be more relevant, diverse and inclusive. 
  • More environmentally literate population through reaching more audiences in their local communities, connecting to quality of life, and empowering them to become informed decision makers about the environment.

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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