Hume principal Janene Stein (right) has been honoured for her work last year at Redfish Elementary. Stein is seen here receiving her award from Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network director Erika Momeyer. Photo submitted

Hume principal recognized for outdoor classroom

Janene Stein’s work at Redfish Elementary earned her the award

Janene Stein’s work in building an outdoor classroom at Redfish Elementary has been recognized by the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network.

Stein, who is currently the principal at Hume School, spearheaded a $40,000, four-year project to build an outdoor classroom at Redfish that was completed in June.

She was one of nine educators honoured at the Canadian Environmental Education Conference on Oct. 20 near Cranbrook.

School District 8 superintendent Christine Perkins said Stein was key in working with students, parents, volunteers and community businesses to build the classroom.

“She’s a very experienced and highly skilled educator and she’s really good at collaborating and pulling community together around a cause,” said Perkins. “Her work is recognized because she is constantly thinking about outdoor education and how we can take advantage of where we live and greenspace learning.”

Redfish Elementary unveils new outdoor classroom

Other educators recognized for environmental education in the Columbia Basin include: Rossland’s Laura Jackman, New Denver’s Katrina Sumrall, Sparwood’s Mardelle Sauerborn, Castlegar’s Sheena Stienstra, Joan Dolinsky of Golden and Fernie’s Courtney Haeusler and Dawn Deydey.



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