Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education

Each year the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes and honors individuals, organizations, and schools from around the state of Colorado for their innovation and dedication to moving the field of environmental and outdoor learning forward. We embrace and hope to celebrate the many related educational efforts that contribute to environmental and outdoor learning. Nominations are reviewed and selected by CAEE’s Award Selection Committee and approved by CAEE's Board of Directors. Award recognition takes place at the annual awards celebration event in the fall. 

Nominate Excellent Environmental Education in Colorado 

Nominations for the 2024 Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education are closed. Please check back in February 2025 for the next award nomination period.

CAEE's awards recognize excellent environmental education and the many related education efforts that contribute to environmental and outdoor learning in the following categories: 

Read more about the nomination process and criteria.

2023 Excellence in Environmental Education Award Recipients

  • Enos A. Mills Award for Exemplary Contributions to Environmental Education:
  • Innovative EE Programs:
  • Outstanding Environmental Educators
  • Outstanding Young Environmental Leader:
  • Outstanding Retiring Educator Recognition:

See a list of past award recipients

View past award recognition booklets

Awards Celebration Event

Each year's award recipients are honored and recognized at an Awards Celebration Event! The 2024 Event will be on Thursday, September 19th, 2024 from 4-6pm at CSU Spur in Denver.  

Help CAEE recognize outstanding environmental education in Colorado by joining the Awards Selection Committee! For more information please email [email protected].