EE Awards

Registration is open for the 2014 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards Celebration



2014 Awards Celebration Friday, April 4 at Sunset Zoo, Manhattan KS

Every year, educators from across Kansas demonstrate leadership and excellence in providing quality, hands-on, science-based conservation and environmental education that teaches our children about the richness, diversity and importance of our Kansas natural resources. Please join us in recognizing those who make a difference for Kansas and our children. Your support of this event also helps insure that KACEE can continue to support these and other environmental educators in Kansas.


You can participate in a variety of ways:

  • Attend the Celebration and bring your friends and colleagues (sponsor a table!)
  • Become an event sponsor
  • Donate auction items
  • Donate a service (i.e. bartending, table service)


Register to Attend the Awards Celebration:

1. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 4 6:30 - 10:00 pm at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St., Manhattan, KS.

2. Click here to register online, or scroll down to download a paper registration form you can mail. Individual tickets are $40/each, and half of your ticket price is tax deductible.

3. Contact Jolene Amtower if you have questions about the event, or plan to donate an auction item.



Congratulations to Our 2014

Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awardees


John K. Strickler Award - Paula Henderson of Starside Elementary

This award recognizes the lifetime achievements of an individual in the field of EE.

KACEE Awards  

Delia Lister, PSU Nature Reach:    Individual, Community Non-Profit

Marlene Bosworth, Glacial Hills RC & D:    Individual, Agriculture

Barbara Hardy:    PreK-16 Education

Deborah Williams:    PreK-16 Education

Dennis Dinwiddie, Topeka Zoo:    Government

These awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations, agencies, community efforts, schools, and businesses in the field of EE.


Rising Star Award - Pam Martin of Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

This award recognizes individuals who are new to the EE field in Kansas, but are already making an impact. 

Kansas Green School of the Year Awards

Eisenhower High School and  Chase County Elementary School

These awards recognize Kansas public and private schools that have demonstrated innovation, leadership, whole school involvement, and an integrated, holistic, sustainable approach to implementing environmental projects with a strong environmental education component into their schools. 


President's Award - TBA

This is a surprise award that honors someone who has made a significant contribution but may not be eligible to be nominated in any of the above categories. This awardee is selected by KACEE's Board President and kept secret until the night of the awards celebration!