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.
CBEEN members can now apply for a $250 bursary to assist you in attending this annual conference!
The conference will consist of a variety of place-based workshops, experiences, gatherings, community-based excursions and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue. Collaborative, co-delivered offerings celebrated shared successes and goals related to place-based learning are encouraged.
Registration will open in Spring, 2020!
For more info on the C2C conference, go to: https://c2c-bc.org/conference/
For more info on the bursary, go to: https://cbeen.ca/bursary/
When: May 6-9, 2020
Where: Yasodhara Ashram, Kootenay Lake
The Art of Hosting is a three-day leadership training course that scales from the personal to the systemic. It will help you develop leadership practices that co-create a collective impact that responds to the complex challenges surrounding us. Participants will learn models and practices to maximize personal leadership abilities and surface the collective intelligence needed to respond to the most pressing issues of our times.
For more info and to register, go to: http://ow.ly/9jCO50xXFrX
Space is limited!
Funding is available for new projects that engage Canadians and clearly demonstrate measurable, positive results related to the key environmental priority: Freshwater.
Your project must include one related priority result:
1. Canadians contribute to the improvement of water quality through the diversion and reduction of harmful substances in freshwater
2. Canadians contribute to improvement of freshwater management and increase climate resilience through action involving the development and/or restoration of natural infrastructure
For more info, go to: http://ow.ly/I8gC50y14Sl
When: Sept 25-27, 2020
Where: Quantum Leaps Retreat on the Blaeberry River near Golden
The goal of this annual event is to bring together educators to learn, share, connect, and collaborate with one another. These retreats are a great opportunity to network, exchange resources and stories, inspire one another, and have fun through dialogue and activity.
For more info and to register, go to: http://ow.ly/bJFW50xXFuQ
What: Community Connections Outdoors workshop, led by Dave Quinn
When: January 31, 2020
The goal of the day is to share ideas and activities suitable for a range of ages, centered on getting your class outdoors more in the winter months, with a focus on community-based programs and activities available to teachers to enable more engaging outdoor winter fun with their classes.
$30 discount for CBEEN members!
For more info, and to register, go to: https://cbeen.ca/community-connections-outdoors/
GO Grants provide field trip grants for British Columbia K-12 classes and schools to help get students outdoors to learn about B.C.’s fish, wildlife, habitats and biodiversity. GO Grants cover transportation, project materials and or program fees to support student learning and connecting in nature.
Max request / class is $600
Max request / school is $3500
For more info and to complete an application, go to: https://www.hctfeducation.ca/go-grants/
- Sparwood, Jan 15, 10:30-11:30am
- Kimberley, Jan 22, 10:30-11:30am
Reps from non-profit organizations and community groups in the East Kootenay are invited to attend. The intake 2020 intake period for the BC Hydro Community Grant is Feb-Mar.
Registration info in the photo below.
Learn how to be an ambassador for outdoor safety and get your certification as an AdventureSmart Presenter!
Registration info in the poster below.
This position, based out of a home office anywhere in the Canadian Columbia Basin, averages 28 hours/week over the course of the year (flexible working schedule) with some travel, evening and weekend work required. Salary is $37,856 – $39,312 per year, commensurate with experience. This position is entitled to 3 weeks of paid vacation, which can be used as accrued.
Applications due Jan 12, 2020.
For more info, and to apply, go to: http://ow.ly/fFMH50xneSq
Also, check out this NPR article, "8 ways to teach climate change in almost any classroom", which has some great ideas for teaching about the topic in subjects from social studies to math to English language arts, and at every grade level, from preschool on up!