Each year the Association recognises contributions made by our members in each Chapter to the field of environmental education in Australia. AAEE thanks the National Recognition Team, Sue Martin and Greg Hunt, along with State and Chapter selection committee representatives.
AAEE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD – 2017
Each Chapter / Branch is encouraged to nominate a member who has achieved significant outcomes within their groups’ work in support of Education for Sustainability.
2017 Nominations Close 25 July.
Email your Chapter / Branch Nomination to: Admin@aaee.org.au
2016 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Awarding the 2016 Environmental Educators of the year at the 2016 AAEE Biennial Conference in Adelaide. L to R: Sue Martin (Awards Coordinator), Noeleen Rowntree - QLD (Award recipient), Allen Hill Tas. (Award recipient), Mark Caddey (AAEE President) and Hugh Kneebone (Conference Convenor).
Allen Hill (Tas) and Noeleen Rowntree (QLD)
Congratulations to both Allen and Noeleen who were awarded at the Biennial Conference in Adelaide.
Allen Hill was nominated and unanimously supported by his Tasmanian chapter for his ubstantial contribution to EfS in both Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a lecturer in Sustainability Education and Outdoor Learning at UTAS and is responsible for revitalising environmental education programs there. Among his many recent achievements Allen has: initiated collaborative EfS research analysing the role and impact of EfS in Tasmanian schools and pre service training; published and investigation into sustainability as a cross curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum; published a number of internationally acclaimed EfS peer reviewed research papers and initiated new opportunity for EfS dialogue through introducing and convening the AAEE Research Symposium at the AAEE biennial conference in 2014.
Noeleen Rowntree is currently the Principal at Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre in Queensland and is an active member of the Queensland Chapter. Noeleen has made a substantial contribution to EE/Efs personally and professionally over a number of decades. Including her work as a teacher and Principal at the Centre since 1988. Noleen is the co-founder of the Queensland Early Childhood Environmental Education Network; Deputy Chair State-wide Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres Principal Alliance (OEECPA); Curriculum co-chair for state network of Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres (OEECs); Co-designer and presenter of Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) workshops and has shared her knowledge extensively at conferences, in Queensland, Nationally and internationally.
PAST AWARD WINNERS
2015: Jem Hansen, NSW
2014: Jane Ryan, VIC
2013: Vanessa Whelan, ACT
2012: Elanie Lewis, WA
2011: Cam Mackenzie, QLD
2010: Grahame Collier, NSW
2009: Jennifer Pearson, WA; Annie Beecroft, TAS
2008: Richard Smith, SA
2007: Frank Fisher, VIC
BRIAN FOREMAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Brian Foreman Scholarship was created to assist a member of the association to travel and attend the biennial conference. Brian Foreman was a founding member of the Association in 1980 and his work in South Australia is legendary.
This award is in recognition of Brian’s contribution to Environmental Education in general and to AAEE in particular. Read Brians Story.
2016 BRIAN FOREMAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - Jorja McKinnon
"As an Environmental Educator I am privileged to work in an industry that is committed making changes in a variety of forums. In my day-to-day work I come into contact with academics in the field as well as classroom teachers. There is a natural synergy between the work I do with Deakin University and the work I do with Environmental Education Victoria, as it affords me the ability to see theory and practice combine." Read more
The past recipients can be viewed below and all welcome inquiries about their work and opportunities to share resources.
FELLOWSHIP OF AAEE
After a brief interval, the Fellowship of AAEE was reinstated in 2012 to recognise a member who had made an outstanding contribution to environmental education at a national level over their career. This recognition is the responsibility of the Executive Committee who consider nominations that is then awarded at the AAEE Biennial Conference.
2016 FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT
The past recipients can be found here with many of them still very involved in Education for Sustainability areas.
2014: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
2012: Syd Smith, NSW