Johnson selected as new board president for Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Denver, Colorado (January 23, 2018) - Sarah R. Johnson of Wild Rose Education in Carbondale, Colorado recently was selected by the nationally recognized Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) to serve as President of their Board of Directors. Johnson has served on the Board since 2015. CAEE is the professional association for environmental education in Colorado whose mission is to advance environmental education by fostering collaboration, mobilizing support, and driving excellence. CAEE supports over 800 environmental education providers ensuring all Coloradans are environmentally literate and make choices that support the health and well-being of all life on our planet.
Johnson is honored with this opportunity to lead the 29 year old association:
Now more than ever, environmental literacy, civic engagement, and social justice must be at the forefront of education here in Colorado and beyond. Currently there is strong momentum among culturally relevant environmental education practitioners and leaders. I look forward to work alongside CAEE’s talented Board, staff, members, and stakeholders to put our new strong strategic plan into action as we elevate our work and increase our collective impact making environmental education a priority across Colorado.
Johnson, is joined in leadership by Laurel Olson, Manager of School Programs at Denver Botanic Gardens, serving as CAEE’s Vice President. Joel Koenig, Deloitte partner, CPA, retired, serves as Treasurer and Dr. Melanie Armstrong, Assistant Professor at Western State Colorado University, serves as Secretary.
Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
1536 Wynkoop St #314, Denver, CO 80202
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In 2014, the North American Association for Environmental Education and the Kettering Foundation renewed their partnership to develop the Environmental Issues Forums (EIF). One of the goals of the partnership is to increase deliberative public dialogue on climate change and other environmental issues. EIF is modeled on the National Issues Forums (NIF)—a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public issues forums. NIF is rooted in the simple notion that democracy requires an ongoing deliberative public dialogue. People need to come together to reason and talk — to deliberate about common problems. Understand together. Decide together. Act together.
Through the partnership with the Kettering Foundation, EIF has involved educators from across the nation, including Sarah R. Johnson from Wild Rose Education, in the development and testing of issue guides and other materials. This publication, Using Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) to Enhance Deliberation: Case Studies documents, through a series of case studies, the journeys taken by these educators. They report on the process of developing locally relevant EIF materials, reflect on their experiences holding forums for a variety of audiences, and report assessment results. Read more