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Take this opportunity to make a difference in environmental education and be involved in any of CAEE’s most rewarding programs. CAEE is actively recruiting members for the following:
Help CAEE recognize outstanding environmental education in Colorado by joining the Awards Selection Reviewers! Each year in March, the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) hosts the Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Awards Celebration, a recognition event that honors demonstrated leadership among individuals and environmental education programs that are unique, effective and collaborative. Click here for more information on the awards program.
CAEE is seeking Awards Selection Reviewers to be part of recognizing outstanding environmental education. Reviewer participation mainly involves individually reading and scoring received nominations and selecting award recipients. Nominations will be sent electronically for review. If interested, reviewers may be asked for assistance on specific input and tasks prior and during the event.
The reviewers meet in person for the award nominee selection meeting in late October (date TBD). Additional meetings/phone calls may be scheduled if needed. Below is the tentative timeline/schedule for the awards program and committee (dates are subject to change). Email email@example.com to join.
September: Due date for award nominations
Late September-Mid October: Reviewers read and score nominations online. Scores submitted by October 16 to CAEE.
Late October: Awards Selection meeting
Spring Awards Program Event in conjunction with the annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference
April or May 2015 TBD: Reviewer Meeting Event Debrief & Planning for next year
Join CAEE in bringing interesting and relevant environmental educational programs, ideas, and trends to fellow educators across the state through the largest environmental education professional development opportunity in Colorado at the Advancing Environmental Education Conference. Click here for more information on the conference.
The Conference Event has two levels of volunteer participation. This is a great way to learn about EE programs and practices, event planning, and meeting new people!
- Option 1: Session Selection Team assists with marketing, reviewing and selecting session proposals.
- Option 2: Conference Planning Team: In addition to helping with session selection, providing input on conference content and assisting with logistics, building relationships (sponsors, audiences, etc.) and marketing. Assistance on specific tasks will be requested prior to the conference and the planning team will volunteer during the event. The planning team may meet in person or by phone between fall and spring. Active planning team participants contributing a certain amount of hours are eligible for discounts on conference registration fees (this requires assisting before and during the conference).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
The current timeline/schedule for the conference program and committee (dates are subject to change). Other meetings or phone calls may be scheduled when necessary.
- August: Planning Team Meeting
- November TBD: Conference Session Review & Selection-Location TBD- Denver area
- March TBD: Event Logistics Preparation Meeting at CAEE office week of conference
- March: Conference (Friday and Saturday)-Auraria Campus
- April TBD: Conference Event Debrief & Planning for Next Year
Identify emerging issues and trends in the natural resource sector in order to develop resources to help youth make the leap from participation in an outdoor experience/program to a sustainable career in the natural resources field. Join the network list to stay up to date on initiative efforts, provide feedback and invitiations to an annual summit. For more information or to get involved email Lisa Eadens, Career Development Coordinator at email@example.com
Certification Portfolio Review Team
For Master and Honorary Certified Environmental Educators to assist CAEE in reviewing submitted portfolios 1-2 times a year. For more information, email Katie Navin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Regional Environmental Education Leadership Councils
Four regional committees are developing strategies to implement Colorado's PreK-12 Environmental Education Plan locally. The goal of the plan is to create a coordinated strategy between teachers, community educators, leaders and all stakeholders in EE that will help ensure increased access to programming, materials and resources, restore field experiences as part of the curriculum and create opportunities for on-going professional development. Contact email@example.com to find out more about involvement.
Communications and Outreach Network
The focus of this network is on building support for environmental education on a broad scale. CAEE sends out updates to the network to communicate environmental education advocacy opportunities, support calls for action to support legislation, and take advantage of other opportunities to make environmental education a societal priority. This committee defines the communications, outreach, and program functions of CAEE and oversees the stewardship of the Colorado Environmental Education Master Plan. The group suggests publicity and news media materials for organizational visibility and issues management. This group communicates primarily online, as needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the email list.
Inclusiveness and Equity Initiative
CAEE's Inclusiveness and Equity Initiative brings together people interested in working together to collectively advance equity and inclusiveness in environmental education by sharing expertise, resources, and common goals. This initiative connects people through: professional development and networking opportunities; an online google group to share announcements, events, jobs, resources and questions; and may form action teams as needed depending on the interests of the group. More info about the initiative: http://www.caee.org/diversity-inclusiveness-initiative Email email@example.com to join the google group.
This team is lead by CAEE board members, however, if you are interested in helping to ensure the financial future of CAEE, please contact Katie Navin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a different set of skills that can help CAEE? CAEE usually has volunteer projects we could use assistance with. Download and fill out this form and send it along with your resume to email@example.com.