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.
For over twenty years, the Trench Society has worked with various partners in the Rocky Mountain Trench to restore grasslands and dry forests on Crown land, within provincial and national parks, on private conservation properties, and on First Nations reserves from Radium Hot Springs to the US border. Over the years, their outreach has included webinars, field tours and presentations for classrooms.
Find out more about the Trench Society, and over 125 other community organizations in the Basin, by checking out our directory: https://cbeen.ca/directory/
Find out more about Eriel's organization, Indigenous Climate Action, on their Facebook Page.
The EcoSociety has a long history with #enviroed through their work with the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre. Their programs and projects are expanding, including the 100% Renewable Kootenays Initiative, and they're looking to grow their team! Find their Communications Coordinator posting on CBEEN's job board: https://cbeen.ca/job-volunteer-board/.
Find out more about the EcoSociety, and 125+ other organizations in the Basin, on our Organization Directory: https://cbeen.ca/directory/
Parachutes for the Planet is a youth inspired collective international art project illustrating concern for climate change. Local representatives are looking to get K-12 classrooms in the Basin involved in creating parachutes to display at the Victoria Legislature this May! Interested? Find more information, here: https://cbeen.ca/directory/
We've also included this great initiative as part of our Climate Change Education resources page: https://cbeen.ca/climate-change/
Operated by the Ktunaxa Nation Council, the Interpretive Centre is where the Ktunaxa people come together to give visitors a taste of their rich heritage, mythology and culture. Morning and Afternoon tours are offered Monday-Friday every week!
Find out more about the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre and over 125 other organizations in the region at http://cbeen.org/directory/.
Groundswell Network Society promotes community sustainability through education and by the advancement of innovative projects that result in health for people, the environment and the economy: just one arm of which is their Community Greenhouse and Gardens! Don't miss their upcoming Seed & Plant swap this coming Saturday: http://ow.ly/G0CL30nATgq
Groundswell is just one of the organizations working locally on Climate Change mitigation and adaptation! Check them out on our directory: https://cbeen.ca/directory/. Don't miss some other great #ClimateEd resources, here: https://cbeen.ca/climate-change/
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/.