Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) awarded $33.2 M in grants.

GOCO awards $33.2 million to get kids outside, build trails, and conserve and restore land

DENVER – The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded $33.2 million in grants across the state of Colorado, $13.5 million of which is part of the Inspire Initiative to get kids outside.

Six Inspire pilots were awarded funding to community- and youth-led coalitions to invest in places, programs, and pathways to that will make the outdoors more accessible for Colorado families.

All three pillars of GOCO’s five-year strategic plan awarded funding this round, with the Protect and Connect initiatives also announcing grants.

The Protect Initiative invests in large-scale, once-in-a-lifetime land conservation opportunities in Colorado and funded four more projects this grant cycle. The Connect Initiative, which aims to close trail gaps and increase foot and bike access for Coloradans, awarded its first round of planning grants to help municipalities navigate the complicated design and engineering process of trail building.

The open space grant program awarded funding to 10 projects that will sustain local agriculture and economies, give outdoor recreationists a place to play (or simply enjoy the view), protect wildlife habitat, and safeguard the state’s water supply.

The transaction costs grant program also awarded funding to help landowners place conservation easements on their land. To be eligible for the program, landowners are required to donate the entire value of the conservation easement for the project.

GOCO funded grants through its habitat restoration grant program, which funds projects that manage invasive species, protect Colorado’s water supply, mitigate fire fuels, and perform other critical restoration work.

GOCO also awarded Youth Corps funding through the Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA), a statewide coalition of nine accredited youth corps groups that engage and train youth, young adults, and veterans (ages 16-25) to work on land, water, and energy conservation projects.

Corps members earn a stipend for their full-time service and an AmeriCorps education award to use toward college or trade school. The organization serves 1,700 young people annually.

In total, GOCO funding will:

· Fund 63 projects in 35 counties

· Help nearly 42,000 kids get outside in six Inspire Initiative pilot communities

· Employ 175 youth through the Colorado Youth Corps Association

· Restore 663 acres of habitat

· Conserve 97,289 acres of land, including critical wildlife habitat, productive agricultural land, scenic views, and outdoor recreation access

· Leverage $47 million in local match dollars and $17 million in donated land value

Funded projects are listed in alphabetical order by grant program. Click here to read the full press release>>

CONNECT PLANNING GRANTS – $1 MILLION TOTAL FUNDING

Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Plan, $100,000 grant to Pitkin County

City of Fort Morgan Trail Master Plan, $100,000 grant to the City of Fort Morgan

Clear Creek Greenway: East Idaho Springs Planning, $100,000 grant to the City of Idaho Springs in partnership with the Clear Creek Greenway Authority (CCGA)

Complete the Ring Planning Project: $100,000 grant to the City of Colorado Springs in partnership with the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC)

Delta County Trails Master Plan, $100,000 grant to Delta County

Evergreen North Lake Trail Planning Project, $100,000 grant to Evergreen Park and Recreation District (EVPRD)

Greenhorn Valley Trails Master Plan, $73,000 grant to Colorado City Metro District

LoVa Trail Phase III, $75,000 grant to the City of Glenwood Springs

Namaqua Trail Underpass, $97,000 grant to the City of Loveland

Palisade Plunge, $90,000 grant to the Town of Palisade

Wildcat Trail, $65,000 grant to Thompson Rivers Parks and Recreation District (TRPRD)

HABITAT RESTORATION GRANTS – $499,532 TOTAL FUNDING

Elkhorn Creek Forest Restoration, $75,584 grant to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in partnership with the Elkhorn Creek Forest Health Initiative

Jones Park Bear Creek Greenback Cutthroat Trout Habitat Restoration Project, $75,000 grant to El Paso County

Las Colonias Park Riparian Restoration, $29,400 grant to the City of Grand Junction

North St. Vrain Creek Restoration in Button Rock Preserve, $60,000 grant to the City of Longmont

Poudre River and Floodplain Habitat Restoration at Kingfisher Point, $100,000 grant to the City of Fort Collins

Prewitt Wetlands Enhancement, $109,658 grant to Colorado Open Lands in partnership with Ducks Unlimited

Rio Grande State Wildlife Area Restoration and Protection Project: Phase 1, $25,000 grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Swift Ponds Russian Olive Removal and Noxious Weed Eradication, $24,890 grant to Colorado Open Lands in partnership with Colorado Youth Outdoors

INSPIRE INITIATIVE – $13.5 MILLION TOTAL FUNDING

Get Outdoors Leadville, $3 million grant to Lake County

Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza, $2.8 million grant to the City of Lafayette

My Outdoor Colorado, $2.7 million grant to the City and County of Denver

Go Wild NE Metro, $2.7 million grant to the cities of Aurora, Commerce City, and the City and County of Denver

Inspire Lamar, $1.3 million grant to the City of Lamar

San Luis Valley Inspire, $1 million grant to the towns of Antonito, Crestone, and Saguache

OPEN SPACE GRANTS – $6.6 MILLION TOTAL FUNDING

Baker’s Peak Ranch Conservation Easement Project, $625,000 to Colorado Open Lands in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Doig Homestead Open Space, $675,000 grant to Summit County

Farmland Acquisition, $487,690 grant to the City of Brighton (partial award)

Johnson Ranch – Glade Park, $308,500 grant to Mesa Land Trust

La Garita Creek Ranch Conservation Easement, $376,500 grant to Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT)

Maverick Ranch, $1,056,000 grant to The Trust for Public Land (TPL)

North Floyd Hill, $545,000 grant to The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT)

Poudre Valley Community Farms: A Pilot Project for Community Investment in Local Food, $639,750 grant to Colorado Open Lands (COL)

Sunfire Ranch, $1 million grant to Pitkin County

The Nature Center at Butler Corner, $264,560 grant to Montezuma Land Conservancy

Yust Ranch, $697,000 grant to The Conservation Fund

PROTECT INITIATIVE – $10.7 MILLION TOTAL FUNDING

Agate Prairie Conservation Legacy, $2.14 million grant to Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy

Buckley Air Force Base (AFB) Compatible Use Buffer, $3 million grant to The Trust for Public Land in partnership with the City of Aurora and Arapahoe County

Southeast Colorado Prairie Canyonlands Conservation Project, $2.647 million grant to Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust in partnership with The Nature Conservancy

Willow Bay Acquisition, $3 million grant to Adams County

TRANSACTION COSTS – $274,068 TOTAL FUNDING

Badger Creek Conservation Easement, $39,800 grant to Central Colorado Conservancy (CCC), formerly Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas (LTUA)

Barr Farm Conservation Easement, $27,500 grant to Colorado Open Lands (COL)

McLeod Conservation Easement, $39,000 grant to Mesa Land Trust (MLT)

Menoken Farm Conservation Easement, $47,600 grant to Mesa Land Trust (MLT)

Ranch on the Uncompahgre River, $38,700 grant to Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy (GRCL) in partnership with Colorado Open Lands (COL)

Ranch on the Yampa River, $31,468 grant to Colorado Open Lands (COL)

Schultz Elk & Cattle Ranch, $50,000 grant to Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC)

YOUTH CORPS GRANTS – $436,800 TOTAL FUNDING

Baxter Gulch Trail and Crested Butte Open Space Stewardship, $25,200 to the Town of Crested Butte

Black Forest Area Trails and Forest Restoration, $45,000 to El Paso County

Cerise Park Open Space Invasive Weed Management, $13,800 to the City of Montrose

City of Greeley Natural Area Improvement, $41,700 to the City of Greeley

Duckett Creek Ranch Fire Mitigation and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement, $22,500 to San Isabel Land Protection Trust

Hermit Park Open Space New Trail Construction, $40,200 to Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources

Intemann Trail Fire Mitigation Project, $30,000 to City of Manitou Springs

John Griffin Regional Park Tamarisk and Russian Olive Abatement, $30,000 to Canon City Area Rec and Park District

Las Colonias Park Riparian Area, $17,550 to the City of Grand Junction

Montezuma School to Farm Manaugh Garden Project and Ohana Kuleana Community Garden, $25,200 to the City of Cortez

Phantom Canyon Preserve River Trail, $37,800 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Spring Creek Park Maintenance and Mitigation, $26,400 to the Town of Brookside

Spring Creek Trail Restoration, $12,150 to the City of Steamboat Springs

Swallowtail and Ringtail Trail Corridor, $27,600 grant to Douglas County Open Space

Swift Ponds Russian Olive Removal and Noxious Weed Management, $41,700 to Colorado Open Lands (COL)

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a Constitutional Amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 4,700 projects in urban and rural areas in all 64 counties without any tax dollar support. Visit GOCO.org for more information.


Colorado Alliance of Environmental Educators “Happenings”

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New Categories for CAEE Awards for Excellencein Environmental Education
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  • Advancing Environmental Literacy Award
  • Enos A. Mills Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Innovative Environmental Education Program Award (formal and nonformal programs)
  • Outstanding Environmental Educator Award (formal, nonformal, volunteer educators)
  • Outstanding Retiring Educator Recognition
  • Outstanding Youth Environmental Leadership Award (ages 14-23)

Webinar: Tues, July 28, 2pm-Collective Impact in EE

Collective Impact in Environmental EducationClick Here to Register! Collective impact occurs when organizations from different sectors agree to solve a problem using a common agenda, aligning their efforts, and using common measures of success. Join us for an overview of the collective impact framework and explore how collective impact and collaborative practices could support efforts in increasing environmental literacy across North America.Save the Date for the August 26, 1:00-2:30pm Webinar on Fundraising in EE

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Due Sept 11- Certified Environmental Educator Portfolios

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  • Building and demonstrating strong foundations in environmental literacy?
  • Positioning yourself for success within the environmental education profession?
  • Helping to build a network of highly qualified environmental educators in Colorado?
  • Personalizing and tailoring your own professional development?
  • Becoming a Certified Environmental Educator?

The certification program is a competency based program – one where the applicant will demonstrate what they know and can do by building a portfolio.

Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, the certification program can help you grow as an environmental educator.

Click here for more information.

Also new this year, we are happy to announce that our certification program has been approved for accreditation by the North American Association for Environmental Education! One benefit of accreditation is the nationwide transferability of Master-level Environmental Educator Certification. More information about

accreditation will be available soon.

CAEE Updates: New Address & New Listserve

CAEE has moved to the Alliance Center in Denver!CAEE is excited to announce that we moved from our office in Golden to the Alliance Center in downtown Denver. The Alliance Center is a multi-tenant shared spacethat serves as a center for innovation and learning for accelerating the implementation of sustainability in Colorado. Please update your address for CAEE 1536 Wynkoop St, Suite 314, Denver, CO 80202Our phone number will remain the same: 303-273-9527

Help CAEE settle into our new space!

The heavy rains in May and June caused flooding in the Golden Office that made a move necessary. Your support will help CAEE settle into our new home!
Make a Donation today!

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Subscribe to CAEE’s new listserv/announcement board! Subscribers not only receive updates, resources, and announcements from EE providers across the state, but can also post and share needs and resources from your organization. (Please note our previous listserve is no longer operational)Click for instructions on how to subscribe

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Colorado Alliance of Environmental Education is losing State Funding for its Executive Director

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) has always been politically correct. so I thought I would interpret. The CAEE is losing the funding for its Executive Director. The opportunity for this funding has allowed the CAEE to accomplish amazing and astounding things for the careers and profession of Environmental Educators.

This is going to be a set back for Environmental Education in Colorado.

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CAEE Board of DirectorsMichelle FinchumFort Collins Utilities

Beverly Grant

Mo’ Betta Green Market

Joel Koenig

Sarah Johnson

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Deb Matlock

Wild Rhythms

Barbara Patterson

Front Range Community College

Laura Roberts

Xcel Energy

Janna Six

Prentice Foundation

Melissa Yoder

Colorado State Land Board

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DearCAEE Members and Supporters,Ensuring that Colorado has environmentally connected and informed decision makers is a collective effort and our impact grows as we mobilize partnerships. One of our keystone partners, the Colorado State Forest Service, has had a profound impact on environmental education in Colorado through their long standing support of CAEE.The Partnership has evolved over the last 20 years from providing staff and expertise to create the first Colorado Environmental Education Master Plan to fully supporting the executive director position at CAEE. Our partnership continues to evolve and beginning in 2016 our partnership will shift from the Colorado State Forest Service supporting the executive director position to partnering in other meaningful ways to advance environmental education.

CAEE recognizes the critical and important role the Colorado State Forest Service has had enabling CAEE to take an active role in:

  • Creating the first Master Plan for EE in Colorado to help create a common agenda for environmental education
  • Advocating for the inclusion of EE in our State Academic Standards
  • Passing the first Colorado Legislation supporting EE in 2010
  • Supporting the passage of the Colorado Environmental Education Plan, adopted by the State Board of Education in 2012
  • Leading the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative with the Colorado Youth Corps Association to ensure that all Colorado youth and young adults have access to career pathways in Natural Resources

Without the State Forest Service, the landscape of environmental education would not have its current impact and CAEE would not have achieved the same level of growth and success. As we continue to build EE in Colorado in 2016 and beyond, we are focused on building new opportunities for partnership with the Colorado State Forest Service and new partnerships that will continue to grow the impact and build capacity for environmental education in Colorado. If you have any questions, please contact me at director or 303-273-9527.

Sincerely,

Katie Navin, Executive Director

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CAEE Board of Directors

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education152060 S. Golden Rd.Golden, CO 80401

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Be a Changemaker in the Environmental Ed Movement- CAEE Friend Fundraiser-Wynkoop Brewery

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Join the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

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EE Changemaker Friend and Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5:00-7:30p.m.

VIP Reception 4:00-5:00p.m.

Wynkoop Brewery, Denver

~Help build the movement toward 100% environmentally literacy in Colorado~

Come for a bE.E.r and brew a movement for sustainability. Participate in a live auction to win weekend getaways, recreation equipment, and super food.

Tickets

$25/person Spark: Come for Happy Hour and brew a movement for Sustainability.
$50/person Catalyst: Includes Happy Hour, Specialized “EE” Beer, and Green Brewery Tour
$75/person Changemaker: Includes Happy Hour, Specialized “EE” Beer, and VIP Reception with Special Guest
Start the movement. Register to attend today.
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We welcome you to invite friends and colleagues who share our passion for environmental education to this inspiring event!

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Other CAEE AnnouncementDue Monday, October 27, 2014-Submit a Session Proposal*2015 Advancing Environmental Education ConferenceExplore Research, Elevate Practice, Spark Collaborations

Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, 2015- Auraria Campus-Denver

Help explore, elevate and spark environmental education by presenting at CAEE’s 15th annual Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education Conference

(also known as Teaching Outside the Box).

CAEE is seeking session proposals that highlight environmental education (EE) approaches and capacity building from a variety of backgrounds, sectors and focus areas, and in particular the connections between EE research, practices and collaborations that offer tangible takeaways for participants.

Click here for more information about submitting a session proposal

*We prefer sessions to be submitted by October 27, however, if you need a little more time, please email info for an extension.

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Colorado State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Executive Summary

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Colorado’s SCORP includes Environmental Education in its plan. Thanks to the CAEE for moving EE into the forefront of education for Colorado’s Youth.

Executive Summary and the whole SCORP document are available on the public website. Check this out!

• Objective 3: Enhance knowledge and appreciation of the outdoors and outdoor skills.

Supporting Action 1: Collaborate with the Colorado Environmental Education Leadership Council and implementation of the Colorado

Environmental Education Plan to enlist the support of schools to educate children about outdoor recreation and conservation ethics.

Provide resources for teachers on how to better integrate into their curriculum and resources for programs on how to work with schools.

 

 

 

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Environmental Education will be funded in 2014 by Congress!

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In This Issue Congress Funds Environmental Education in 2014!
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Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is looking for sponsors for its Teaching Outside the Box Conference.

The Conference is packed with great sessions on a variety of topCAEEics and from a variety of talented presenters. Megan Wilhite (CPW) and Lisa Eadens will be presenting about the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative along with several other presentations highlighting ways to engage youth, promote inclusiveness, and build a successful career path.

 

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education would like to announce an opportunity to attend, exhibit or sponsor at our upcoming Teaching Outside the Box Conference and Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education-March 20th-22nd.

 

Below is more information on the conference as well as a reminder to sign up for the Careers in Natural Resources Summit on February 18.

 

Teaching Outside the Box (TOTB) Conference & Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Celebration

 

Conference Dates:       Thursday, March 20- Saturday, March 22, 2014

 

Awards Banquet Date:  Friday, March 21, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm

 

Location:    University of Denver

 

Join the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education for the opportunity to connect, share, learn and

 

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celebrate the great work and accomplishments of the environmental education community!

 

Teaching Outside the Box Conference: Participants can enjoy one or two days of sessions, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and inspiring keynotes. Click here for general information on the conference as well as specific information on the following conference components.  Register by February 24 for discounted early bird rates!

 

Conference Sessions Online: The conference offers a variety of interesting session topics for both formal and non-formal educators and administrators/managers. Click here for the full session listings.

 

Exhibitors-Register by February 7: If you are interested in showcasing your organization, program, and/or products/services as a conference exhibitor, please register by February 7.  There are a limited number of exhibitor spaces and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for more information.

 

Sponsorship & Booklet Ads-Request By February 13: If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the conference and/or awards banquet through in-kind donations, monetary sponsorship or advertisement in the event booklet, click here for more information.

 

Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Banquet: 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.  Come network and celebrate Friday night of the conference at the awards banquet. Click here for more information on this event and the 2013 award recipients.

 

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CAEE Call for Presenters Teaching Outside the Box

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Potential Conference Topics:Advancing

Environmental Literacy

Arts and Culture

Assessment

Climate Change

Community Engagement and Outreach

EE in the Classroom and Green Schools

Inclusive EE

Nature and Wildlife

Outdoor Classrooms

Reaching Unrepresented Communities in EE

Research, Trends,

and Techniques

Stewardship and Sustainability

Technology and EE

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Call for Session Proposals:

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conference 2014

Share your ideas, research, programs, and techniques with your peers at:Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2014

Colorado’s Conference on Environmental Education

Date: Thursday, March 20-Saturday, March 22

Location: Denver

(Currently finalizing exact location and will announce soon)

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The tagline for this year’s Teaching OUTSIDE the Box (TOTB) conference is:

Share, EEvolve, Grow.

This relates to environmental education(EE) in the past and present in Colorado and the evolution of EE towards the future. We look forward to seeing sessions that highlight this.

Submitting Your Session Proposal Due Tuesday, November 12

Contribute your expertise and help keep Teaching OUTSIDE the Box one of the most anticipated and respected professional development opportunities for environmental educators in Colorado and beyond!

The conference will offer a variety of sessions, inspiring keynotes, opportunities for networking and discovering new resources, tools and techniques.

We encourage session proposals that highlight exemplary and innovative EE programming from a variety of focus areas, sectors, and perspectives from both formal and nonformal educators as well as others that overall support EE.

We are also looking for sessions for audiences that are both newer to the field of EE and have been involved for several years.

Submit your online session proposal by

Tuesday, November 12.

For more information about presenting and the online application, click here.

Please help CAEE spread the word about the call for sessions with any of your contacts/networks that you think would be interested in this opportunity-we have some exciting changes at the conference this year and look forward to welcoming new and familiar attendees.

Other Conference Details

NEW CHANGES TO TOTB! Over the summer CAEE collected feedback on future Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conferences. We listened to your feedback and made two significant changes to our conference. We have moved the date of the conference to early March and have conference sessions on both a work day and weekend date to accommodate various schedules-starting with a kick-off event on Thursday evening.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for conference attendees. Apply online by January 15: https://www.caee.org/totb-scholarships

Registration: Online conference registration will be available by December.


CAEE Teaching Outside the Box Call for Presenters

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CAEE organizational members get access to great brands at prodeal prices!

To apply, go to www.outdoorprolink.com and click ‘Register Today.’ Be sure to send in a piece of supporting documentation like a current paystub or letter from your employer to prove your full-time employment and mention you are a CAEE member.

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The EE News YOU needOctober 2013 Newsletter

TOTBSessionsDue Nov 12

Call for Session Proposals:

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conference 2014

Share your ideas, research, programs, and techniques with your peers at Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2014

Colorado’s Conference on Environmental Education

Date: Thursday, March 20-Saturday, March 22

Location: Denver (Currently finalizing exact location and will announce soon.)

Teaching Outside the Box

The tagline for this year’s Teaching OUTSIDE the Box (TOTB) conference is: Share, EEvolve, Grow- Celebrating the Voices of Environmental Education

This relates to environmental education(EE) in the past and present in Colorado and the evolution of EE towards the future. We look forward to seeing sessions that highlight this.

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Submitting Your Proposal

Contribute your expertise and help keep Teaching OUTSIDE the Box one of the most anticipated and respected professional development opportunities for environmental educators in Colorado!

The conference will offer a variety of sessions, an inspiring keynote, many opportunities for networking and discovering new resources, tools and techniques.

We encourage session proposals that highlight exemplary and innovative EE programming from formal and non-formal educators! We are also looking for sessions for audiences that are both newer to the field of EE and have been involved for several years.

Submit your online session proposal by

Tuesday, November 12.

For more information about presenting and the online application, click here.

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Other Conference Details:

New Changes to TOTB: Over the summer CAEE collected feedback on future Teaching OUTSIDE the Box Conferences. We listened to your feedback and made two significant changes to our conference. We have moved the date of the conference to March and have conference sessions on both a work day and weekend date to accommodate various schedules-starting with a kick-off event on Thursday evening.

Scholarships: Limited scholarships are available for conference attendees. The scholarship application will be available in late-October.

Registration: Online conference registration will be available by mid-November.

89.pngBreakfastClassroom teachers, environmental education providers, club leaders, natural resource professionals and more are all powerful voices in ensuring that Coloradans have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the environment. These voices become even stronger collectively as part of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. Join us to celebrate and support our collective voice.

Register to join us today! (required)

Guests are invited to take advantage of all the environmental education opportunities the museum has to offer after the event. Museum entrance fees are included with your registration.

We welcome you to invite friends and colleagues who share our passion for environmental education to this inspiring event!

Can’t attend but would still like to support EE in Colorado or Get involved in CAEE? Click Here

EE Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer OpportunitiesjobsPosition: Southwest Conservation Corps Program Director position open in Durango, CO

CORRP Mile High Youth Corps seeks Project Manager: Energy & Water Conservation 1 Attachment

Position Openings at Earth Force

Flood clean-up help needed Oct 27th at Bluff Lake!!

Due Oct 30-Roaring Fork Conservency-Hiring Watershed Education Director

History Colorado Job Opportunity – Regional Museums and Affiliates Director

Apply by Feb 15- ACES Summer Naturalist Position

Apply by Oct 20- Watershed Education Director at Roaring Fork Conservancy

CU Boulder Environmental Studies Internship Fair October 24th

Bookkeeper position, Colorado Mountain Club

Apply by December 2-Education Intern Position – Audubon Society of Greater Denver

EE Training and Professional DevelopmentprofdevNov 8-USBCG Green Schools conference

Trail Blazers Program: training young adults to take on the major, global environmental issues

Apply for Master in Environmental Management at Western State Colorado University

Upcoming Teacher Workshops at the Denver Zoo

Free Fall Webinars: Climate Change and Water in the West

Upcoming fall Green Teachers webinars

Fall DMNS workshops

Teacher Enhancement Fall 2013 CSM Courses Are Available

Upcoming Project Learning Tree Workshops

Colorado Science Education Network meetings for 2013-14

Oct 31-Nov 3-Association for Experiential Education International Conference-Denver

eventsEE Events and OpportunitiesYampatika Winter Weekly Programs Announced!

H2O Outdoors- FREE Keystone Overnight Program for High School Students

Front Range Bioneers: Nov. 8-10 – Registration is Open!

Oct 26-Colorado Mtn Club-Youth Forest Skills and Tree Climbing Workshop

EE Funding Opportunities and ContestsfundingDue Nov 19- Green Ribbon Schools Award

Apply for a Capacity Building Grant by Oct. 30

EE Grant Opportunities

Apply Now for a Merrell Pack Project Grant and Get More People Outside and Active!

Assistance for Schools- Colorado Energy Office Energy Management Assistance Program

Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Oct 31 Due- Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grants

Due Oct 31- Georgia- Pacific Foundation Grant

Due Nov 19- Green Ribbon Schools Award

EE Resources and ToolsresourcesResource Guide for Teachers – workshops, assemblies, field trips – SCC Directory for Schools

Article- Get your Students Outside & Still Meet your State Standards

NWF EcoSchoolsGet Ready for a Green School Year

An Ounce of Nutrition- Food & Nutrition Ed Curriculum for Middle/High Schools

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If you have an announcement for CAEE’s Newsletter,
please email by the 10th of each month.Michelle Mendieta, Administrative and Program Assistant
Phone: 303-273-9527
Fax: 303-273-5780

E-mail: infohttp://www.caee.org


CAEE Changemaker Breakfast: A great opportunity to become involved in Environmental Education in Colorado

From: CAEE-Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education [mailto:director@caee.org]
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Celebrating the Voices of Environmental Education. The Changemaker Breakfast, An inspirational event to grow the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 9:00-10:00am. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205. No fee to attend.
Classroom teachers, environmental education providers, club leaders, natural resource professionals and more are all powerful voices in ensuring that Coloradans have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the environment. These voices become even stronger collectively as part of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. Join us to celebrate and support our collective voice.Register to join us today! Can’t attend but would still like to support EE in Colorado or Get involved in CAEE? Click Here.

Guests are invited to take advantage of all the environmental education opportunities the museum has to offer after the event. Museum entrance fees are included with your registration.

We welcome you to invite friends and colleagues who share our passion for environmental education to this inspiring event!

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Western Slope Environmental Education Summit

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CAEE Happenings September 19, 2013

Spots Still Available- Register Soon! Western Slope Environmental Education SummitMaking an Impact!- Sharing Environmental Education Innovation, Practices, Resources and Collaboration

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summit: 9:30-4:00 (full & half day attendance options)

Networking Happy Hour: 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Delta Performing Arts & Education Center

822 Grand Avenue, Delta, CO 81416

Cost: Rates vary (lunch & networking event included)- see website for more details.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED- click here.

(We appreciate if you can register by Friday, September 20 for logistical purposes, however, you can register until the day of the event or on site.)

Join CAEE for this inaugural event to learn, share and network about the various practices, programming, resources and potential collaborations in the Western Slope area. The summit will include updates on state and national environmental education initiatives, roundtable discussions, networking lunch, and afternoon educational sessions. Stay on for a networking happy hour after the summit.

Afternoon Educational Sessions include:

Forging Non-formal Partnerships with Schools

Sarah Johnson,Education and Outreach Coordinator, Roaring Fork Conservancy

Cat Herding Survival Tips: Graceful Group Management on the Trail and in the Classroom

Leigh Gillette, Education Coordinator, Southwest Region, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Tools for Program Evaluation-Using Evaluation to Tell your Organization’s Story

Sonja Macys, Executive Director, Yampatika

Differentiated Learning Strategies: How Project Learning Tree (PLT) Meets Needs of Different Learners

Shawna Crocker, Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Colorado State Forest Service: Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Register Now- Few Spots Left!QuicklyWebinar: Spatial Environmental Education- Teaching EE Online and in the Field with Web MapsDate/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 3:00-4:00pm MST Registration is Required- Click here to register

Join Geographer and Educator Dr Joseph Kerski as we explore why and how to teach Environmental Education with today’s web mapping technologies! These technologies, such as ArcGIS Online (www.arcgis.com/home) allow your students to:

  • collect data in citizen science mode via probes, smartphones, and GPS receivers in the field,
  • allow you and your students to map and analyze the patterns from your field-collected data,
  • and analyze land use change, coastal erosion, and other environmental issues from local community greenways to world ecoregions, and everything in between.

The skills gained from these map-driven investigations include critical thinking, working with real data, inquiry, and career and technology education, and are aligned with environmental education content standards.

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If you have an announcement for CAEE’s Newsletter,
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Phone: 303-273-9527
Fax: 303-273-5780E-mail:info http://www.caee.org

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE)

Position Available: Environmental Literacy Coordinator

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is a non-profit association, providing services to more than 750 environmental educators statewide. The organization serves the shared interests of public agencies, businesses, teachers, community organizations and individuals providing and using environmental education (EE) materials and programs. CAEE exists to elevate environmental literacy by providing professional development opportunities, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication and networking between Colorado’s EE providers, supporters, and the public.

Position Description: The Environmental Literacy Coordinator is a part-time; grant funded, position for one year that will assist CAEE and the Colorado Environmental Education Leadership Council by supporting PreK-12 Environmental Education initiatives outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan. You can find out more about the Colorado Environmental Education Plan and the Colorado Environmental Education Leadership Council at: http://www.caee.org/colorado-environmental-education-plan.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume (included in one attached document with last name as file name in Microsoft Word or PDF) to director or Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, 15260 S. Golden Rd Golden, CO 80401. Email preferred. Deadline: September 16, 2013.


Administrative and Program Support Position at Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

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The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) is a non-profit association, providing services to more than 750 environmental educators statewide. The organization serves the shared interests of public agencies, businesses, teachers, community organizations and individuals providing and using environmental education (EE) materials and programs. CAEE exists to elevate environmental literacy by providing professional development opportunities, coordinating support services, and facilitating communication and networking between Colorado’s EE providers, supporters, and the public.

We are dedicated to ensuring everyone in Colorado has the opportunity to learn about the environment and experience quality environmental education. CAEE seeks an individual who is self-motivated, a team player, and inclusion-oriented. The “art” of the position is to make behind-the scenes work go smoothly, so that members and clients relax and enjoy learning, networking, or volunteering.

Position Description: The Administrative and Program Assistant has distinct primary responsibilities for organizational functions and operations. This is a ¾ time (30 hours per week), hourly position reporting to the Program Director, with potential for advancement to Program Coordinator. This position will provide program support and coordination, oversee member and public relations, and manage organizational administration.

Click here to visit our website to view the full position description.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter, preferably in a single document, to director or Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, 15260 S. Golden Rd Golden, CO 80401


2013 Careers in Natural Resources Summit – Aug 13, 2013

RSVP Here

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Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2013

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Trash and Recycling Extravaganza

(Solid Waste Tour)

Littleton Englewood

Waste Water

Treatment Plant Tour

Go WILD Outside: Project WILD for Outdoor Educators

All pre-conference sessions take place on Friday, April 26.

Click here for more information

Meet the TOTB 2013 Keynote Speaker:62.jpgJonathan WuerthCo-Founder and Teacher

School in the Woods

Click here to read Jonathan’s Bio.

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The EE News YOU needCAEE Happenings – 04-03-13

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2013

Early Bird Rates EXTENDED!

New Deadline: Monday, April 8th, 2013

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“It’s Easy Teaching grEEn Inside and Out:

Get the Tools You Need at TOTB!”

Date: April 26-28, 2013

Location: Denver Green School

Register today!

Exhibit space still available –

E-mail CAEE to reserve your space!

More about Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2013

Pre-conference Field Trips and Workshops

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Sessions

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RAFT Memberships

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Evening Events

Registration

Upcoming CAEE EventsThe Important Role of Environmental Learning in our Schools: Preparing the Next Generation of Critical ThinkersDate: April 8, 6:00-8:00pmLocation: Wynkoop Brewing Co. Mercantile Rm.

1634 18th STREET, Denver

Cost: Free to attend

Katie Navin, Cheryl Winston, and Stacie Gilmore will be presenting at the Wirth Chair of CU-Denver’s Sustainability Series on the important role of environmental learning in our schools and preparing the next generation to be critical thinkers.

Learn more about why environmental literacy is important, Colorado’s new Environmental Education Plan adopted by the State Board of Education, & innovative schools and programs using environmental learning to achieve learning goals.

Click here for more CAEE’s Upcoming Events

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please email by the 10th of each month.Jenn Rieskamp
Program Coordinator
Phone: 303-273-9527
Fax: 303-273-5780E-mail: info http://www.caee.org

Last chance: Reserve your seat for the EE Awards Celebration by TODAY

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The EE news YOU needCAEE Happenings – February 21, 2013

2012 Awards for Excellence in EECAEE Invites you to join us in celebrating these incredible individuals and programs at our annual:

Environmental Education Awards Celebration

Last Chance to Reserve your seat!

RSVP Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2013

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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013

Time: Six o’clock in the evening

Location: Renaissance Denver Hotel

Ticket Prices:

Individual – $40

Table of 8 – $300

Table Sponsor – $500

Click here to RSVP

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Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients:

Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award

Cyndra Dietz, Boulder County School Recycling and Environmental Education Programs Coordinator, Eco-Cycle

President’s Award

Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director,

Great Outdoors Colorado

Program Award Recipients:

Alliance for Climate Education

Alliance for Climate Education

BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program

Thorne Nature Experience

Children’s Peace Garden Program.

Growing Gardens

GASP! Girls Advancing Scientific Progress After School –

CSU Environmental Learning Center

H2O Outdoors

Keystone Science School

Learn More about Climate

CU-Boulder Office of University Outreach

Operation Water Festival Program

Keep it Clean Partnership

Project Learning Tree Environmental

Experiences for Early Childhood

Colorado State Forest Service – Project Learning Tree

Take Charge! Student Energy Education and Action

Groundwork Denver

Youth Education Programs

Loveland Youth Gardeners

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Phone: 303-273-9527
Fax: 303-273-5780E-mail: info http://www.caee.org

By Recreation Law          Rec-law@recreation-law.com   James H. Moss                  Jim Moss


Celebration of the Colorado Adoption of an Environmental Education Plan

Colorado Environmental

Education Plan Celebration

 

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Date:  Wednesday, January 23

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: The Garden Restaurant

3435 Albion St. Denver, CO, 80207

 

Join us for this FREE event at The Garden Restaurant to celebrate this incredible milestone!

 

  Appetizers will be provided and additional food

and beverage will be available for purchase.

 

Please let us know if you’ll be in attendance:

 

Click here to RSVP

  

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About the Garden:

The Garden is dedicated to improving the quality of life by connecting people with delicious, healthy, local, affordable, and sustainable food. Find out more about The Garden

If you wish to continue your support for Environmental Education consider joining the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Educators.

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Colorado State Board of Education passed the CO Environmental Educational Plan!

It’s time to celebrate!!!! I wanted these two committees to be the first to know that the State Board of Education met today to be presented with the final draft of the Environmental Education Plan and in a surprise move, they voted on the motion, and officially passed and adopted the plan!!!! It passed with Bipartisan support (only 2 no votes) and the acknowledgement that this work is happening in schools across Colorado!

This is a very exciting day! Thank you so much for all your hard work over the past 3,4,5 years in putting all the pieces into motion to make this happen. I can’t tell you how excited I am- I have already cried a couple of times. This is the first step in really making EE a part of the educational experience for all Coloradans.

We will be following up with a press release in the next few days to let everyone know and information on how to thank your state board representatives and the team at CDE and DNR. We had a real champion in Elaine Gantz Berman and several very supportive board members.

This came from Katie Navin of the Colorado Alliance of Environmental Education (CAEE). CAEE got the first state EE plan passed with the help of many organizations, public, private and non-profit.  However the greatest part of the Thanks because of the greatest part of the drive, energy, enthusiasm (way too much enthusiasm) and leadership goes to Katie Navin of the CAEE.

Thanks Katie!

CAEE

If you are interested in how this happened, want to help create and get plans adopted in your state become a member of CAEE (its ony $35) and learn how!!

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DEADLINE: MON, OCT. 29- EPA Small Grants Program in Colorado

DEADLINE: MON, OCT. 29- EPA Small Grants Program in Colorado

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is coordinating Colorado proposals for the EPA Region 8 Small Grants Programs.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, October 29.

This grant is seeking proposals that demonstrate inclusive environmental education that addresses strategies outlined in the Colorado Environmental Education Plan and includes a component that can be disseminated among the environmental education community. You can find a brief summary of the request for proposals below.

You can find more information and download the grant application from the Colorado section of the Region 8 Small Grants Website. http://usee.org/resources/region8grants

If you have any questions, it is preferred that you email questions initially to outreach

Request for Proposals Summary:

The primary goal of this program is to deliver high quality coordinated environmental education across the states in EPA Region 8. All of the states in this region have been working towards assessment-driven environmental literacy initiatives that serve EPA’s educational and environmental priorities.

Environmental Literacy in Colorado is defined as an individual’s understanding of how their actions and decisions affect the environment so they can act on that understanding in a responsible and effective manner. The Colorado Environmental Education Plan, expected to be adopted in 2012, is setting the direction for environmental literacy initiatives in the state. Strategies in the plan include building awareness and sharing standards-based environmental education tools, resources, and expertise, which is the focus of this request for proposals. Find out more about the strategies in the Draft Colorado Environmental Education Plan athttp://www.cde.state.co.us/otl/environmentaleducationplan.htm. Successful proposals will address strategies outlined in the plan, demonstrate inclusive environmental education, and include a component that can be shared or disseminated among the environmental education community and through the Online Network for Environmental Education at www.coloradoee.org

Thank you! Malinda

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Colorado Alliance of Environmental Educators need your help in developing its future

I serve on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Alliance of Environmental Educators. We need some input on the future of CAEE.  If you have a relationship with Environmental Education and Colorado can you please complete the survey. The original deadline was tomorrow but we are not getting enough feedback so…..

Warmest greetings. The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) for your thoughts and opinions about the future of our organization. We acknowledge you as a leader in our community, and your observations, views and insights are important to us!

CAEE is beginning the process of updating our strategic plan, a plan that will outline our vision, goals and primary activities for the next five years. Currently our organization is operating under the guidance of a 2006 strategic plan, and many of the goals and activities described in that plan have been accomplished. Furthermore, as we look ahead to the future, we must consider that much about our social, economic, political, educational, environmental, and organizational climate has changed in the last decade.

How should CAEE change to adapt to these new conditions? Who do we need to reach out to? What do we need to do to be most effective in the future?

As an alliance of organizations for environmental education, what might we do to provide services to and attract the support of the many potential allies in our state-wide community? And more specifically, what might we do to serve your needs and the needs of your peers?

We want to know what you think.

Attached to this email, we are sending you a short list of questions. Our hope is that you will take the time to contemplate and carefully consider your response, as your views will help us plan the future for this organization.

Please help us by writing your answers and returning them to us (see address below), OR calling us to discuss these ideas before Friday August 24th. 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y939ZGJ

If you have any questions or concerns, or would rather discuss these ideas personally, please feel free to call or write to CAEE OR to the name and address below. (Karen is helping to facilitate our planning process, and will be viewing and compiling your responses.) We may also follow up with a personal phone call to you.

Sincerely,

Katie Navin – Executive Director  katienavin@caee.org   w: 303-273-9527

and   Karen Hardesty  email: karenhardesty@caee.org     h: 303-457-1761

Thanks


Colorado Alliance Experiential Education Environmental Ed Conference-Teaching Outside the Box Conference

Please find information below about the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education‘s annual Environmental Education Conference-Teaching Outside the Box. The deadline to register with the early bird rates is April 1. Please find more details below and visit our website. Have a great day! http://www.caee.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box 2012

April 27- April 29, 2012 ~ Loveland, CO
La Quinta Inn’s and Suites

What is Teaching OUTSIDE the Box?

Teaching OUTSIDE the Box is an action-packed workshop that brings together the best in environmental education for a weekend of engaging presentations, networking, resource sharing, and more…

This conference is for:

Teachers, Interpreters, Environmental Educators, Youth Group Leaders, Naturalists, anyone who appreciates and wants to learn about environmental education – and YOU!

Workshop Topics include…
Nature and the Outdoors * Stewardship and Sustainability * Research, Trends and Techniques * Arts and Culture * Technology * And More!

Click here for more information on the sessions being offered: http://www.caee.org/schedule-and-sessions

The conference is full of professional development opportunities including sessions:

· With fresh ideas for your classroom (hands-on activities, service learning, climate change, and more)

· About new trends in environmental education (certification, quality assurance)

· To make your life easier (communications, grant writing, volunteer management, publicity)

· To inspire you (successful EE collaborations, nature journaling)

· To rejuvenate you (yoga, movement, astronomy)

Become a member and get a discount of up to $50 on registration.

For more information and to register: http://www.caee.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2

When

April 27th, 2012 9:00 AM through April 29th, 2012 5:00 PM

Location

La Quinta Inn and Suites 1450 Cascade Ave Loveland, CO 80537‎

Contact Phone: info

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Colorado has a “Bill of Rights” for kids to experience the outdoors.

This is really cool.

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