COSA Annual Statewide Education Award Nominations Due October 1, 2018

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Hello COSA Members!

There is just one week left to nominate your outstanding environmental education programs for the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Excellence in EE Awards. While at the COSA conference in Grand Junction earlier this month, I was inspired by the incredible number of outstanding environmental education programs being provided by open space agencies across the state. Please consider nominating your program today!

Information about the nomination process and program categories is below. Good Luck!

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is currently seeking award nominations 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 https://www.caee.org/awardnominations for more information on how to submit a nomination and to see past award recipients.

Nominations are due October 1, 2018.

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 16th in Denver.