COSA Consider Applying for an Excellence in Environmental Education Award – Deadline is October 20th

COSA Members and Supporters:

We learned about many outstanding environmental education programs and leaders at the annual COSA conference in Breckenridge last week. Please consider nominating a program or program leader for a CAEE excellence award. Self-nominations for awards are encouraged of if you know of an outstanding program or program leader outside of COSA, please forward this email to them. We look forward to reviewing your nominations on October 20.

Nominate an Outstanding Environmental Educator, Youth Leader or Program

What environmental programs and individuals have inspired you this year? The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is currently seeking award nominations for excellence in environmental education in the following categories:

  • Advancing Environmental Literacy
  • Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement
  • Innovative Environmental Education Program (formal and nonformal)
  • Outstanding Environmental Educator (formal, nonformal, and volunteers)
  • Outstanding Retiring Educator
  • Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership (ages 14-23)

Self-nominations are encouraged for all award categories except for the Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award.

We hope you’ll consider submitting a nomination or sharing this with others!

Visit for more information and to see past award recipients. Nominations are due October 20th, 2017.

More about CAEE and the Excellence in Environmental Education Awards:

Each year CAEE recognizes and honors individuals, organizations and schools throughout Colorado for their innovation and dedication to moving the field of environmental education forward.

Environmental education (EE) is a life-long learning process that increases awareness about the environment and its systems while developing critical-thinking skills that enable responsible decision-making. Environmental Education can be inter-disciplinary and take place in a variety of settings, such as schools, parks, city neighborhoods, community gardens, businesses, higher education, media, zoos, museums, faith institutions, and more. Award nominees may also identify their work as sustainability, stewardship, STEM, interpretation, outdoor education/leadership, youth development, environmental justice, community-based/engagement, conservation, green schools etc.

Nominations are reviewed by CAEE’s Award Selection Committee and Board of Directors. Nominees will receive a notification of their status in December. Award recognition takes place at the annual awards celebration event to be held on Saturday, March 3rd in Denver.

Bevin Carithers
Resource Protection Supervisor
Boulder County Parks & Open Space
(303) 678-6210 (office)
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