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Oregon Educator Honored
OREGON EDUCATOR HONOREDJoe Colby
has been named Wildlife Forever's 2016 State-Fish Art Educator of the
Year. A 5th and 6th grade elementary teacher for ears ears, at Condon
Elementary in Condon, Oregon, Mr. Colb
is being recognized for his significant contribution to youth
conservation education. He receives a $500 Gift Card, for classroom art
supplies, from the award's sponsor, Triarcoo Arts ans Crafts,
FISHING FOR ART
a variety of local, regional and state resources Colby has been able to
instill an appreciation for rivers and waterways as well astheir
exosystems with his classes through experiential hands-on educational
and artistic projects in and outside of the classroom. Through the process of teaching about fish and the world around us, Joe has had his students enter the Contest since the vert beginning of State-Fish Art in 1999."To be mentioned as an educator of the
year is an exciting accomplishment, but made even more special when you
are recognized for something you take great pride in." remarks Joe
Colby. "Teaching and learning about the outdoors and conservation is
the inspiration I first went into education for and it is the driving
force still today as to why I stay in education."Joe has introduced many environmental
education studies to Condon students," remarks Karen Hollingsworth,
Manager of State-Fish Art. "He is relentless in finding resources in
people and projects to introduce and explore the natural world and
relate it to what is experienced in the classroom."
Joe Colby joins past winners of the Educator of the Year Award – .
Jennifer Brooks, 2015 from Texas; Scott Cummings, 2014 from Indiana;
Ashley Berdeau, 2013 from North Carolina; Dr. Helen Loughner, 2012 from
Pennsylvania; Lila Jenkins, 2011 from Missouri; Michelle Daberkow,
2010 from Nebraska; Dawn Cook, 2009 from Arkansas and Zoe Ann
Stinchcomb, 2008 from Texas.
The State-Fish Art Contest is made possible by support from the U.S.
Forest Service, Triarco Arts & Crafts, Rapala, Go Fish Georgia
Education Center, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Iowa Department of
Natural Resources, USFWS Division of Fish and Aquatic Conservation
Region 7 and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
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