We are better together!  Take this opportunity to make a difference in environmental education and be involved in any of CAEE’s most rewarding programs. 

We strive to engage and foster leadership to enable individuals to make their optimal contribution to advancing environmental education. To ensure that more voices have the opportunity to be heard, welcomed and included in decision-making, CAEE has a stipend pool available to reduce barriers for those who would not otherwise be able to participate.  Committee members can request up to $500/year to support their participation.

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 the fall, the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) hosts the Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Awards and Fundraiser, a recognition event that honors demonstrated leadership among individuals and environmental education programs that are unique, effective and collaborative. It is also a special opportunity to build support for environmental education through donations. 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 involves individually reading and scoring received nominations (electronically) and then attending the awards selection meeting (typically held in person in June). 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 to join.

  • February 2022: Committee Kick-Off Meeting

  • May 18, 2022: Due date for award nominations

  • May: Reviewers read and score nominations online. Scores submitted by June 20, 2022 to CAEE.

  • June 30, 2022: Awards Selection meeting

  • November: Awards Program Event in conjunction with the CAEE annual Fundraising Event

  • December: Reviewer Meeting Event Debrief & Planning for next year

Conference Session Selection & Planning Team

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 [email protected] 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.

  • September 4: Kick Off Planning Team Meeting, South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center
  • October 3: Planning Team Meeting, South Platte Water Renewal Partners
  • November 6:  Conference Session Review & Selection, South Platte Water Renewal Partners
  • December TBD: Planning Team Meeting
  • March TBD: Event Logistics Preparation Meeting at CAEE office week of conference
  • April 3-4: Conference, Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO

Careers in Natural Resources Initiative

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 protected]

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, [email protected]  

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.  Learn more about the EE Plan and the Councils. Contact [email protected] 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.  The group suggests publicity and news media materials for organizational visibility and issues management. This group communicates primarily online, as needed.  Email [email protected] to join the email list.

CAEE Facilitators

CAEE Facilitators are educators who have been certified by CAEE to host trainings in one of our three curriculum programs - Early Childhood Project Learning Tree, Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education, and Careers in Natural Resources.  Some facilitators volunteer their time to host workshops, while others are able to host workshops as part of their day job. For more information on becoming a CAEE Facilitator please contact [email protected].

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is working to bring new professional development and learning opportunities to Colorado. This team will be charged with creating new training and recognition opportunities using the Beetles Project and the National Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education. This committee meets for an hour each month virtually. Contact [email protected] to join.

Other Opportunities

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 protected].  

Contact CAEE for more information on volunteer opportunities and get involved today!