Kathryn Venzor Awarded for Outstanding Service to EE

Kathryn VenzorEEANM is very pleased to announce that Kathryn Venzor, Education Curator at the Albuquerque BioPark, is the winner of the 2016 Outstanding Service to EE!

Kathryn has served on EEANM’s Board of Directors since 2013 and stepped into the role of Board President in 2014. She has contributed a great deal to EE in New Mexico and there is no one more deserving of this honor. Continue Reading →

Garrity Honored For Outstanding Service to EE

Barbara GarrityDuring a ceremony on December 16, we honored former executive director Barbara Garrity for her amazing contributions to EEANM with the 2015 Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award.

Barbara has been instrumental in growing the organization. She has been the key organizer in the Environmental Literacy Plan, Environmental Certification Program, and upcoming Environmental Education memorial. She has worked with countless educators and community groups across the state to promote and support EE through trainings seminars, conferences and meaningful projects. She has worked to increase the diversity of our board, members and networks as well.

Dr. Elaine Hampton Wins the Outstanding Service Award

Dr. Elaine Hampton and Kathryn Venzor

Dr. Hampton accepts her award from EEANM President Kathryn Venzor.

Elaine M. Hampton, Ph.D., was recognized for her long-term, sustained support and service to the field of environmental education with the 2014 Outstanding Service to Environmental Education Award. She was a part of EEANM from the beginning, serving as board president in the late nineties. She recently returned to serve as a board member and as secretary. 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.