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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 in recognizing and celebrating 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 insure that KACEE can continue to support these and other environmental educators in Kansas.

Purchase a Ticket, Sponsor a Table, or Sponsor the Event!

  • 2021 Excellence in EE Awards Celebration
    Oct 01, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
    KACEE hosts the Excellence in Environmental Education Awards each year to recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations who exemplify outstanding effort and achievement in the field of environmental education. This year we are celebrating our 2020 award recipients!

SCHEDULE

5:30 – 6:30pm | VIP Reception

6:30pm | DOORS OPEN!

6:45pm | Bar and food service begins (food service to end at approximately 8:30 p.m.)

6:30pm | Silent Auction Opens

7:30pm | Welcome

7:35-8:30pm | Presentation of Awards

9:00pm | Silent Auction Ends

9:00 –10:00pm | Music + Drinks + Food

 

COTTONWOOD Event Sponsor | $2,500

Recognition on KACEE’s website, social media, event communications and promotions, reaching thousands of Kansas individuals and organizations; sponsor badge; table for 8 guests; and a full page ‘ad’ in awards celebration program.

 

BISON Event Sponsor | $1,000

Recognition on KACEE’s website, social media, event communications and promotions, reaching thousands of Kansas individuals and organizations; sponsor badge; table for 8 guests; and a half page ‘ad’ in awards celebration program.

 

MEADOWLARK Event Sponsor | $500

Recognition on KACEE’s website, social media, event communications and promotions, reaching thousands of Kansas individuals and organizations; sponsor badge; table for 8 guests; and a quarter page ‘ad’ in awards celebration program.

 

BIG BLUESTEM Table Sponsor | $300

Recognition in awards celebration program and table for 8 guests.

 

WESTERN HONEYBEE Sponsor | $150

Recognition in awards celebration program.

John K. Strickler Award

KACEE Awards

Connie Elpers Rising Star Award

Kansas Green School of the Year Award

For the 2021 Awards Celebration, we are recognizing and celebrating our 2020 Award Recipients, as we were unable to honor them in-person last year. Awardees are listed below!

There is one award category OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS this year -- The Pivot Award! Nominate an environmental educator who has demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and resilience in modifying her/his/their program or educational experience to serve the needs of students in the COVID-19 era.