awarded for programs
The HawkQuest raptor education program based in
Parker was among 10 recipients of a 2003 award for
excellence in environmental education from the Colorado
Alliance for Environmental Education.
The award recognizes leadership in developing effective,
cooperative, cross-sector environmental education
programs. The recipients represent an array of education
programs that increase environmental awareness and
In addition, Shawna Crocker has been chosen as
this year's recipient of the Enos Mills Lifetime
Achievement Award for outstanding, long-term individual
achievement in environmental education.
The award is named in honor of Enos Mills, whose
passion for environmental protection and education
was largely responsibility for the establishment
of Rocky Mountain National Park.
In addition to HawkQuest, the program award recipients
are the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve
in Mosca; the CalWood Education Center's School
Boulder; Butterfly Hope in Denver, Eco-Justice
Ministries in Denver, Denver Zoo's Community Leadership
Project in Denver, the Eldorado Canyon State Park
Junior Ranger Program in Eldorado Springs; the Field
School at the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora;
the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center in Durango;
and earth studies at the Mountain Park Environmental
Center in Beulah.
All recipients will be showcased at the alliance's
annual fund-raiser and awards celebration November
7 at the Colorado Mountain Club in Golden.
The banquet is open to the public. Reservations
can be made by calling (303) 273-9527.
The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
and enhancing environmental education through a
balanced and collaborative approach.
A comprehensive electronic clearinghouse and resource
directory for environmental education is available
on the organization's Web site, www.caee.org.