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 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. 

2021 Excellence in Environmental Education Award Recipients

View the 2021 Awards Booklet - coming soon!

See a list of past award recipients

Read more about past award recipients in yearly award recognition booklets

Awards Celebration Event

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.

Help us honor and celebrate the 2021 Excellence in Environmental Education Awards recipients at the annual Awards Celebration Event either in-person or online!

In-Person Event:
Thursday, November 4th
2:00-4:30 p.m.
American Mountaineering Center, Golden

If you are joining us in person, we kindly request that you are vaccinated against covid-19 AND that you wear a mask during the indoor awards program. The program will last approximately 1 hour and will be followed by an outdoor reception with food and beverages.

Virtual Option:
2:00-3:15 p.m.
Watch the presentation of awards via Zoom

Register by October 31, 2021

Nominate Excellent Environmental Education in Colorado 

Nominations for the Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education are currently closed. Nominations for the 2022 awards will open in spring 2022.

CAEE's awards recognize excellent environmental education in the following categories: 

Read more about the nomination process and criteria.

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