Colorado Alliance of Environmental Educators “Happenings”


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CAEE HappeningsConnect. Advance. Educate. Empower July 23, 2015
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New Categories for CAEE Awards for Excellencein Environmental Education
945c371a-c100-4ede-b538-2cd43af682dc.pngNominations Due September 14, 2015 Each year the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) recognizes and honors individuals, organizations and schools throuhout Colorado for their innovation and dedication to moving the field of environmental education forward.This year we have new award categories and look forward to seeing your nominations. We appreciate your support in sharing the award nominations with your colleagues and networks! Click here for more information on awards.

  • 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

(more information coming soon)

Save the Date!

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) 16604ced-e39f-4af3-9106-7a948525efe1.jpgInspire Initiative WorkshopsJuly 27-August 7GOCO is investing in 5 pilot communities to invest in a community process to develop outdoor places & programming for youth & families in the outdoors. Workshops held in various locations: Edwards, Montrose, Evans, Golden, Alamosa, Pueblo, Denver

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!

Subscribe to New CAEE Listerve/Announcement Board

Do you want to get email alerts on environmental education resources, jobs, grant opportunities, trainings, events, and tools?

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 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.

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.


Katie Navin – Executive Director   w: 303-273-9527

and   Karen Hardesty  email:     h: 303-457-1761