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 education forward. 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.
The period for award nominations is CLOSED. Please check back in spring 2020 for the next nomination period.
CAEE's awards recognize excellent environmental education in the following categories:
- Advancing Environmental Literacy Award
- Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
- Innovative Environmental Education Program Award (formal and nonformal programs)
- Outstanding Environmental Educator Award (for formal, nonformal, volunteer educators)
- Outstanding Retiring Educator Recognition
- Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership Award
Help CAEE recognize outstanding environmental education in Colorado by joining the Awards Selection Committee! Click here for more information.
In 2018, CAEE recognized 7 individuals and 6 programs demonstrating excellence in EE:
- Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award: Kelly Keena, Ph.D, Underwriters Laboratories
- President’s Award: Christine Berg, Former Mayor of Lafayette
- Advancing Environmental Literacy Award: Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza
- Innovating EE Program Awards:
- Promotores Verdes, Americas for Conservation + the Arts and CREA Results
- Greenway Leadership Corps, The Greenway Foundation
- Rocky Mountain National Park Distance Learning Program
- Play, Learn, and Care, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
- Outstanding Environmental Educators:
- Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership Award: Youth Outdoor Network Leadership Team, The Nature Connection
- Outstanding Retiring Educator Recognition:
Each year individuals and organizations from around the state of Colorado are recognized and honored for their hard work and dedication in the field of environmental education at an Awards Banquet. Awards honor and celebrate environmental education programs, the lifetime accomplishments of an individual in the field of environmental education, and retiring environmental educators. Please stay tuned for information about the 2020 Celebration Event!