Butterfly Pavilion was honored by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE) in March as a winner of the 2016 Innovative Environmental Education Program Award for its Pollinators in Peril Distance Learning Series. Each year the CAEE recognizes individuals, organizations and schools from around the state of Colorado for their innovation and dedication to moving the field of environmental education forward.
Butterfly Pavilion’s Pollinators in Peril Distance Learning Series includes Monarch Mysteries and Besieged Bees, distance learning sessions that focus on the importance of critical pollinators, their declining populations, and how individuals can help to conserve these species and their habitats. The sessions are provided to learners through interactive, real-time video conferences conducted by Butterfly Pavilion educators.
This is the second award Butterfly Pavilion has received for its distance learning programs. In April 2016, Butterfly Pavilion received the Distance Learning Program of the Year Award from the Colorado Distance Learning Association (CDLA). CDLA, the Colorado Chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), works to promote the development and application of distance learning for education and training across Colorado and recognized Butterfly Pavilion’s program for its contributions in this area.
“Given that Butterfly Pavilion is fairly new to the world of distance learning, winning these awards shows the expertise our education team brings and our ability to grow and learn new ways of reaching learners,” said Christine Leahy, School Programs Manager at Butterfly Pavilion.
For more information about Butterfly Pavilion Distance Learning Programs, visit www.butterflies.org/distance-learning.