Encouraging environmental stewardship and sustainability by supporting environmental educators.
CBEEN is the regional network for environmental education in the Columbia Basin.
Our organization supports a community of engaged and effective environmental educators by connecting them to resources, information,
professional development, and networking opportunities.
Wild Voices for Kids is a curriculum-linked, place-based environmental education program engaging local mentors in the education of K-12 students on the land, history, and culture of the Columbia Basin region.
Wild Voices is a unique program in the Basin as it enables local specialists to develop programs connected to the local environment and tailored to their area of expertise and passion.
CBEEN is energized by facilitating connections, and we are excited to provide opportunities to do so at many events and workshops throughout the year.
This includes workshops, webinars, and annual events such as the Inquiring Voices Sustainability Symposium, Environmental Education Leadership Clinic, and Celebrations of Environmental Education.
We are pleased to provide you with some of the best environmental education resources available!
This includes our Funding Directory, Organization Directory, Teaching Resources, Pro-D Bursaries, Job Board, Curriculum Resources, and more!
News, opportunities, and upcoming events.
BC Parks protects representative and special natural places within the province’s Protected Areas System for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study. In addition to their other important work in the Basin, BC Parks supports our Wild Voices program by providing bussing subsidy for classrooms visiting nearby parks! You can find them among our other important funders here: https://cbeen.ca/cbeen-supporters/.
BC Parks is now hiring for seasonal Park Ranger positions across the province! Find details on our job board: https://cbeen.ca/job-volunteer-board/
Learn more about BC Parks and over 125 other organizations in the region at http://cbeen.org/directory/.
Columbia Outdoor School educates youth and adults to broaden perspectives, develop science literacy and foster appreciation for engaged citizenship. The society owns and operates Blue Lake Camp and coordinates the Restore Joseph Creek Project. In case you missed it, there are a number of great job opportunities for Columbia Outdoor School's spring and summer season posted on CBEEN's job board: https://cbeen.ca/job-volunteer-board/
Find out more about Columbia Outdoor School and over 125 other organizations in the region at http://cbeen.org/directory/.
EKISC's mission is to mitigate the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of invasive species. Check out some of their resources for learning, and find out how to get your class involved in your community, here: http://ow.ly/PQBV30nsk1P. If you're looking for an exciting job opportunity in the Basin, EKISC is now on the hunt for a Program Manager! Check it out on our job board: https://cbeen.ca/job-volunteer-board/
Find out more about EKISC and over 125 other organizations in the region at http://cbeen.org/directory/.
Based in Revelstoke, the NCES came together to represent the environmental issues that concern of residents, and to work together to find positive solutions. In addition to other public outreach and education offerings, the NCES gets students involved in nature-based learning through their Glacier Adventure Stewardship and Jr. Naturalists programs. The NCES is currently looking for a Coordinator for Jr. Nats programs to take place this March 2019, check out the posting on our job board: https://cbeen.ca/job-volunteer-board/
Find out more about the NCES and over 125 other organizations in the region at http://cbeen.org/directory/.
"Place-based and community-engaged environmental education can empower students to exercise greater civic agency related to sustainability. This type of experiential pedagogical approach can inspire environmental action, not only among students, but also in surrounding communities."