Local educator recognized for excellence in environmental teachings

Alexander Park teacher Sandra Beckett is the recipient of the 2017 Environmental Education Excellence Award.

APES teacher Sandra Beckett has been recognized for excellence in environmental education.

APES teacher Sandra Beckett has been recognized for excellence in environmental education.

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2017 Awards of Environmental Education Excellence.

These awards went to six local educators who demonstrated excellence in encouraging stewardship and sustainability through environmental education in the Canadian Columbia Basin.

Nominated by their peers, and chosen by a committee of past recipients, their experience, collaborative efforts and mentorship have made a very positive impact upon the students that they teach.

Awards will be presented at CBEEN’s 2017 Celebration of Environmental Education Events coming up in Castlegar.

Golden’s very own Sandra Beckett, a Kindergarten teacher at Alexander Park Elementary, has been recognized for her achievements in enviro,mental education. She is the definition of a life-long learner and dedicated teacher. She has committed to taking her class outside every single day, and her students venture to places near and far from the school, and experience so many interesting games and activities outdoors.

Sandra has taken on a leadership and mentorship role in Environmental Education in Rocky Mountain School District 6. She is has been on the Environmental Education Leadership Team for three years, and has been a leader in forming a Local Chapter of the Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association.

Other environmental education award winners in the Columbia Basin include: Linda Out, Winlaw, Janette Vickers, Revelstoke, Patty Kolesnichenko, Kimberley, Dr. Mel Reasoner, Nelson, and Andrea Chapman, Kimberley.