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.
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 […]
A passion for the wilderness and a gift for teaching drew Monica Nissen into the field of environmental education where she has worked both inside and outside the classroom for the past 20 years. From guiding mountaineering trips to designing workshops on sustainability leadership, to describing the life cycle of the spawning salmon, Monica has […]
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 […]
Are you passionate about inspiring awe and wonder in our children? Wildsight is looking for new educators to take kids outside into their wild backyards, connect them with nature and teach them about sustainability. If you are an experienced Environmental Educator who lives in Invermere or Golden, we’re looking for dynamic people to lead our […]