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Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE)

CAEE is dedicated to driving excellence, fostering collaboration, and mobilizing support for EE. We support over 800 EE providers to educate and empower Coloradans to make decisions for environmental vitality and quality of life. An investment in CAEE reaches over 800,000 Coloradans.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
1
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
Volunteers Annually:
150
Retention Rate:
60%

Lisa Eadens, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2013

Ms. Eadens joined the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education as the Career Development Coordinator in 2013. Formerly, Ms. Eadens lived in Minnesota and was the executive director of a small watershed non-profit where she supervised two staff, oversaw an annual budget of $200,000, and managed multiple concurrent state and foundational grants. In her current position, Ms. Eadens has provided leadership and communication to the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative (a 250+ stakeholder group), organized two semi-annual summits, ran committee meetings, coordinated and executed a pilot natural resource career exploration week called "Work Gone WILD Week," written a 125-page "How-To Guide for Pursuing a Career in Natural Resources," and helped launch a new website. Through both her current and previous positions, Ms. Eadens has successfully administered grant funding, including managing budgets and preparing grant reports. Ms. Eadens holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Davidson College in North Carolina and a Master's of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida.

Kat Riley, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2020

Kat Riley's academic background is in environmental science and anthropology, but has found herself working throughout numerous educational settings both in the U.S. and abroad. While completing her Master's thesis and practicum in Hawaii, she discovered a newfound passion for capacity building through her work with the City and County of Honolulu. Kat will be working to design a program to place AmeriCorps Members with EE organizations across the state. As a former AmeriCorps member and lifelong EE advocate, she is excited to be a part of the CAEE team and to build capacity across the state of Colorado!

Katie Navin, Executive Director
Start Date: 2009

Ms. Navin has been active in the field of environmental education as an academic and educator. She studied Natural Resource Interpretation at Colorado State University and went on to receive a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University. Her graduate work included an in-depth evaluation design for a local environmental education center that was approved by the Internal Review Board at FAU. Ms. Navin has served as an educator and developed curriculum at organizations ranging from museums to residential outdoor facilities in seven different states. She joined CAEE in May of 2008 as the Program Coordinator and now as Executive Director, she is involved in statewide environmental literacy planning and building support for environmental education on broad scale.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
10
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
2
Total # of Board Members:
12
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
12

Board Demographics:

Female:
8
Male:
4
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
1
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

79%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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Program / Program Planning

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