CBEEN has been working for over a decade to build a community of engaged and effective educators by connecting them with the best resources, information, professional development, delivery and networking opportunities available.
We are pleased to provide you with a listing of excellent environmental education resources and databases, a job and volunteer board, a page that highlights grant opportunities, updated information on the new BC Education Plan and a Professional Development Bursary Program.
Networks facilitate connections and information exchange among individuals who share common professional interests, inspiring innovation and efficiencies. This is especially important in the Columbia Basin where our communities are small, geographically dispersed and resources are limited.
CBEEN is energized by facilitating these connections, and we are excited to provide opportunities to do so at our annual Voices for Sustainability Symposium, Environmental Education Leadership Clinic, Professional Development Workshops & Webinar, as well as though our online community and events calendar.
CBEEN’s Wild Voices for Kids program offers opportunities for students to learn about our incredible local environment. We’ve been providing environmental education presentations and field trips since 2008. Programs now available in school districts 5, 6, 8, 10, 19 and 20.
We now offer over 100 curriculum-linked presentations delivered by over 50 local experts. These Community Educators (CEs) have a deep understanding of their subject area. Whether they are geologists, foresters, wildlife biologists or organic farmers, these programs are built and delivered by CEs, and tailored to the communities they live in.
CBEEN recently was able to support Dave Quinn in completing his Avalanche Canada AST Instructor Training through our Professional Development Bursary Program. This training was important to ensuring Dave could continue to offer youth-focussed Avalanche Skills Training programs are all part of curriculum-based Outdoor Skills or Outdoor Careers programs in the Columbia Basin. Through this […]
2015-2016 was another great year for Wild Voices for Kids presentations and field-trips! This year, we reached 5,718 students in the Columbia Basin with our place-based educational programming! Thank you to all the teachers, District administrators, Community Educators and funders who helped these students cultivate their ecological literacy. CBEEN staff and Community Educators will be […]
Learning for a Sustainable Future provides funding for students and teachers to engage their school and community in an action project. Funding is available for schools, individual classes, and school groups/clubs. LSF funding is not available for organizations or clubs/groups outside of the school. However, schools that apply for funding are able to collaborate with […]
LSF & RBC are working together to recognize your contributions to Canada’s sustainable future! 2015 LSF/RBC Our Canada Project Award Award Amounts: First place: $3,000 Second place: $2,000 Third place: $1,000 Deadline to apply: To be considered for the 2015 LSF/RBC Our Canada Project Award a completed posting must be received by LSF by midnight […]
The goal of the Community Engagement Grant is to provide an opportunity for FWCP stakeholders (e.g. environmental groups, rod and gun clubs, non-profits, stewardship organizations, government, and First Nations), to apply for small amounts of funding to support their conservation and enhancement work. Your group can apply for an FWCP Community Engagement Grant at any […]
Since 1995, Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. Project […]
Join CBEEN by September 30 and be entered to win a great gift basket from Kicking Horse Coffee! This is in addition to all of the great benefits that members already receive. Click here for a full list of member benefits or click here to join today!
HCTF GO Grants provides grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about BC’s environment. In 2011, HCTF created GO Grants (formerly called the Conservation Education Assistance Fund) to help educators connect students with the outdoors. GO Grants provide students opportunities to connect with nature and engage […]
We are pleased to announce that Monica was the recipient of both CBEEN’s Environmental Education Award of Excellence, and the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication’s 2015 ‘Outstanding Environmental Education Non-profit Individual’. Congrats, Monica! A passion for the wilderness and a gift for teaching drew Monica Nissen into the field of environmental education where she has worked […]
CBEEN has now opened registration for the 7th Annual Voices for Sustainability Symposium! This will take place at Whatshan Lake Retreat near Edgewood (south of Nakusp) from October 2-4, 2015. Arrival and check-in will take place starting at 5:00pm on Friday, October 2, and participants can expect to depart by 1:30pm on Sunday, October 4. The […]