2014 Board Election Results

We welcome one new and two returning board members from last month’s elections:

Kathryn Venzor

Kathryn VenzorKathryn Venzor returns to our board and will continue to serve as our President. She is the Education Curator and oversees educational programs at the ABQ BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. The programs include the BioVan and Zoo to You free school and community outreach programs, volunteer and teacher trainings on conservation and the environmental sciences, and curriculum develop on the plants and animals exhibited at the BioPark. Continue Reading →

Becky Kerr Recognized for Outstanding Service to EE

Becky Kerr, 2013 Award Winner for Outstanding Service to EE

Becky Kerr, 2013 Award Winner for Outstanding Service to EE

Becky Kerr was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award, presented at our conference in November. Continue Reading →

2012 Outstanding Service to EE Awards

Kimi Scheerer and Amy Landers received Outstanding Service to EE awards at the annual conference. Both are now retiring from the Board. Here is a brief synopsis of their work at EEANM:

Kim Scheerer

Kim Scheerer with a famous bosque porcupine.

Kimi was a member of the Board for six years, and has been a strong champion, representing EEANM at meetings, conferences, and information tables. She has been Conference Chair and Co-Chair for our annual conference for at least three years in a row. She has boundless energy and has inspired thousands of children through her work with BEMP at Bosque School and throughout the state. She has presided over a period of organizational development where we developed policies and procedures that have increased the professionalism of the organization and the clarity of Board member responsibilities.

Barbara and Amy in DC

Barbara Garrity and Amy Landers visited DC to advocate for No Child Left Inside.

Amy has been a member of the Board for four years, and has completely organized the financial accounting practices of the organization. She has worked with the Exec. Dir. to develop annual budgets, reports and transitioned the organization’s finances as we hired our first employee. She has put in hundreds of hours at her computer, mastering Quickbooks and entering data to keep us informed and aware of our financial status as we build the organization. She has help develop a board nomination process, other policies and forms to professionalize the organization. She has also helped with the EE Certification Program development and the Environmental Literacy Planning.

Thanks to both of these outstanding Board members who contributed to the increased capacity of the organization over the past several years.