Awards of Excellence
CBEEN’s Awards of Excellence recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in environmental education in the Canadian Columbia Basin.
2019 Award Recipients
- Ingrid Liepa (Kimberley) for her leadership in climate change education and action across communities in the Columbia Basin.
- Joe Pierre (Cranbrook/Aqam) for his mentorship in connecting Indigenous knowledge and land-based learning with students and teachers across the learning region.
- Melissa Flint (Creston) for supporting students in developing a deeper understanding of the connections between humans and the earth.
- Kate Ruoss (Cranbrook) for building capacity for community support as a primary teacher and through the East Kootenay Environmental Educators Association (EKEEPSA).
- Laurie Neeve (Kimberley) for consistently leading by example as an intermediate teacher and through the Rocky Mountain Place-based Learning Network.
- Jenn Means (Kimberley) for her passion and willingness to share through her role as a secondary teacher as well as through the Rocky Mountain Place-based Learning Network.
- Doris Hausleitner (Castlegar) for her passion and dedication to connecting post-secondary students with the knowledge, skills and connections to be successful in the environmental field.
2018 Award Recipients
Courtney Haeusler (Fernie), Dawn Deydey (Fernie), Janene Stein (Balfour), Joan Dolinsky (Golden), Katrina Sumrall (New Denver), Kristina Leidums (Creston), Laura Jackman (Rossland), Mardelle Sauerborn (Sparwood) and Sheena Stienstra (Castlegar). Full media release here: https://cbeen.ca/local-educators-take-home-awards-at-national-conference
2017 Award Recipients
2016 Spring Award Recipients
2016 Autumn Award Recipients
Natasha Burgess (also awarded National Award)
2015 Award Recipients
Monica Nissen (also awarded National Award)
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