Howard Bell Award
The Howard Bell award was created to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions in the area of outdoor education. Any member of AEOE may submit a nomination form to the Board of Directors for this annual award. Nominees do not neccesarily have to be an AEOE member.
Nominations are due by March 1st of each year and are kept on file for three years for future consideration. The award is presented at the annual spring conference and the awardee must be able to attend the conference.
Pictured: 2005 Howard Bell Honoree, Marty Rigby (flannel)
Environmental Educator of the Year Award
The Environmental Educator of the Year Award is awarded to one representative from the Northern and Southern California area annually. This award is given to someone who is still currently teaching in the field and loving it, someone who has contributed to the success of Environmental Education in the state, and leads by example within the field.
Nominations are accepted all year and the awards are presented at the fall conferences. The recipient must be an active member of AEOE and attend the fall conference.
Outstanding Service Award
The AEOE Outstanding Service Award is designed to thank those members who continue to selflessly devote themselves to the cause of AEOE.
2015 Howard Bell Award Honoree - Bill Andrews
2015 Northern EE'er of the Year - Sean Hoppes
2015 Southern EE'er of the Year - Amy Ecklund
2014 Northern EE'er of the Year - Emilie "Dipper" Lygren
2014 Howard Bell Award Honoree - Randy Widera
2013 Northern EE'er of the Year - Korena David
2013 Southern EE'er of the Year - Danny Sudman
2013 Howard Bell Honoree - Tom Preston
2012 Southern EE'er of the Year - Megan Lockwood
2012 Northern EE'er of the Year - Robb Stolberg