2022  Excellence in Conservation &
Environmental Education Awards

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 on April 1st at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan to recognize and celebrate those who best exemplify dedication, commitment, and influence in the field of conservation and environmental education.

Your support of KACEE's awards program also helps ensure that KACEE can continue to support these and other environmental educators in Kansas.

A Note About Gathering In Person:

We are so excited to gather again in person this year for the Awards Celebration! It's been two years since we have had this opportunity and we recognize that everyone has different levels of comfort in gathering.  We take your health and wellbeing seriously and want to make you as comfortable as possible and make this event as safe as possible. At this year's Awards Celebration, we will be taking the following steps: 

  • We will be observing CDC and City of Manhattan COVID-19 protocols and guidelines for this in-person event.

  • The Sunset Zoo has in place Medical Grade True HEPA  air purifiers throughout the gathering space and will have hand sanitizing stations available.

  • We will be making seating available outdoors (weather permitting) for guests to spread out during the meal and social times.  

We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate these amazing environmental educators!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. 

Thank you to our event sponsors:


Watch a recap of the 2020/2021 Awards Presentation

John K. Strickler Award

KACEE Awards

Connie Elpers Rising Star Award

Kansas Green School of the Year Award

2021 Excellence in Conservation &
Environmental Education Awardees