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.
"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."
THANK-YOU to the Ktunaxa Nation, ʔaq̓am Community - St. Mary's Indian Band and St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino for being such wonderful hosts. We look forward to working with you again as we help to ensure our children and communities have strong connections with the land and people of this place.
Our hats go off to our conference partners, EECOM, Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA) and the BC Classrooms to Communities Network, and all school districts in the local region. We look forward to partnering with you to continue to support place-based learning in British Columbia!
Also, last but not least, a huge thanks goes out to our conference supporters and sponsors, including GreenLearning Canada Foundation, Project Learning Tree Canada, Royal Roads University, Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Wild BC Network - HCTF Education, BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF), Invermere College of the Rockies, Wildsight, Columbia Outdoor School, Columbia Basin Trust, Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program, Kootenay Savings, Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), City of Kimberley, Kootenay Kwik Print Ltd and Kicking Horse Coffee. You can rest assured that your support enabled participants to deepen their knowledge and relationships, better equipping them for their important work. https://eecom.org/eecom-2018/partners-supporters/