The latest events, opportunities and resources available for educators in the Columbia Basin.
CBEEN Member Feature:

Juliet Craig

We are pleased to feature Juliet this month and excited to announce that she is a winner of one of our 2015 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence!  

Click here for Juliet's story & photo.

Congrats to Jessie King from Crawford Bay who was the winner of our September Member Prize!

Click here to renew your membership or join CBEEN today.
Our 2015 Wild Voices for Kids Kootenay Corporate Challenge is now underway!

We are looking for 15 Kootenay-based businesses to come on board and provide $500 in support towards our Wild Voices for Kids Program for the 2015-2016 school year.  

Please click here for more information and to see who has already offered their support.
Monthly Feature Supporters:

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Columbia Basin Trust

Copper Point Resort

Prestige Hotels & Resorts

Learning for a Sustainable Future

Natural Curiosity

Click here for a full list of our supporters.

More than 40 educators gathered for the Environmental Inquiry Institute at the Groundswell Community Greenhouse on October 23-24.

October EE News...

Wow - what a month! From Wildsight's Know Your Watershed Institute to the Earth Matters National Conference and on to the Inquiry Learning Institute, it has been a whirlwind of learning, sharing & connecting. Click here to check out a few photos. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Monica Nissen for earning top honours from the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). Click here to see a photo and read more about her national EE award. 

If you missed out (or you can't get enough!) we would like to invite you to attend our upcoming Project WET Workshop which will take place on Saturday, November 7 in Rossland. This is a great chance to receive water education training using the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide in the context of the new BC Education Plan. Participants will receive a copy of the Project WET Activity Guide and will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities at the workshop. Click here for more information and to register.

On November 7th we will recognize  5 amazing environmental educators / organizations with CBEEN's 2015 Environmental Education Awards of Excellence. These will be awarded at our upcoming Celebration of Environmental Education at the Old Firehall in Rossland at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 7th following our Project WET Workshop. CBEEN members and Project WET participants can request up to 2 complimentary tickets to this event which includes an EE Expo, EE vignettes, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Please email for more information.
And there's a lot more going on this coming month, from Take Me Outside Day, to BC Green Games and Green Teacher Webinars. Check it all out below...

Project WET Workshop
Nov 7, Rossland
Receive water education training using the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide in the context of the new BC Education Plan.
Find out more...

Green Teacher Webinars
Nov 24 - Welcoming Immigrants via Outdoor Recreation Programs
Dec 2 - Fostering Leadership for Sustainability
Dec 9 - How to be a better Teacher-Naturalist
Feb 4 - Collecting Field Data on Local Birds with Elementary Schools
Feb 10 - Remote Cameras in Environmental Education
Find out more...

M. Ed Ecological Education
Simon Fraser University

Apply by November 16 to explore a variety of different conceptual frameworks and societal perspectives on the environment and address a range of global issues in this program. 
Find out more...

M. Ed Sustainability, Creativity & Innovation
Cape Breton University (Online course)

Provides educators with the core competencies to become leaders in sustainability education. 
Find out more...


Take Me Outside Day
Oct 28, Across Canada

This is a great opportunity for schools across Canada and around the world to show the importance of getting outside. Share your stories with us and be entered to win a hand-crafted CBEEN mug!
Find out more...

Community Celebration of Environmental Education
Nov 7, Rossland

Showcases the incredible value of environmental education and the diversity of programs available in our local region.
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BC Green Games
Nov 30, Early Deadline

Science World's contest supports BC teachers and promotes place-based environmental education. Document and share your green stories, win prizes and celebrate your team’s greenest achievements!
Find out more...

Learning for a Sustainable Future Our Canada Project
Oct 31, Deadline

Youth can apply to win up to $3,000 for the 2015 LSF/RBC Our Canada Project Award for action projects that incorporated sustainability themes into their vision. 
Find out more...

EcoAction Community Funding Program
Deadline: Nov 1
Financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.
Find out more...

Learning for a Sustainable Future Action Project Funding
Deadline: Nov 13

Funding for students and teachers to engage their school and community in an action project.
Find out more...

FWCP Community Engagement Grant
Deadline: Ongoing

For organizations to apply for small amounts of funding to support their conservation and enhancement work.
Find out more...

CBEEN Pro-D Bursary Program
Deadline: Ongoing

To increase the capacity of educators in our region to deliver excellent EE.
Find out more...

Click here for our Grant Opportunities webpage.

Columbia Basin Trust
Program Manager
The Trust is seeking a full-time, temporary Program Coordinator to manage and coordinate the operations of selected programs including program contractors, contribution agreements and granting processes.
Find out more...

Wild Voices for Kids
Community Educators

CBEEN is looking for Community Educators who have an expertise in an area of natural history that they can share with classes either in the classroom or on a field trip.
Find out more...

Natural Resource Officer
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Working in a collaborative team environment, the Natural Resource Officer is responsible for conducting inspections and investigations on the land base.
Find out more...

Click here for our Job & Volunteer Board
Resources for Rethinking
Learning for a Sustainable Future

Provides teachers access to lesson plans, curriculum units and other teaching resources that integrate environmental, social and economic spheres through learning that is interdisciplinary and action oriented.
Find out more...

New Program to Strengthen Non-profits
Columbia Basin Trust

This program offers non-profits a new approach to help increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient.
Find out more...

Stewardship Resources
Stewardship Centre for BC

The SCBC online resource centre offers a diverse and comprehensive set of resources for the BC stewardship community. 
Find out more...

Click here for our Teaching Resources webpage

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