Christina Selby, Co-Founder and Education Director of Earth Care and a distinguished member of the environmental education community, was awarded the second annual Dr. Richard W. Becker Award of Excellence in Environmental Education. Dr. Becker was a champion of conservation, environmental education and service learning across the state of New Mexico.
“This award recognizes an outstanding individual that has influenced students and colleagues in New Mexico through environmental education and service learning. This honor celebrates Christina’s accomplishments and reflects the qualities Dr. Becker both exhibited and held in high regard,” stated a member of the nomination review committee.
For over a decade, Ms. Selby and Earth Care have served over 8,000 youth through environmental education programs focusing on positive youth development, cross-cultural leadership, and environmental stewardship. As Dr. Becker did in his lifetime, Ms. Selby has positively impacted her community and students through collaborative partnerships and service-learning programs including a Sustainable Education Teacher Institute, the Sustainable Food and Gardening Program and more.
Ms. Selby received a cash award and an engraved turkey call, a special tribute to Dr. Becker. She was honored at EEANM’s annual conference in Albuquerque in October 2012.