Dr. Rick Mrazek (BASc/BEd ’79) has been honoured as the 2006 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Outstanding Post-Secondary Individual. Mrazek, a professor of science education and assistant dean of graduate studies and research in Education, received the award at EECOM’s annual conference in October. The award recognizes Mrazek’s local, provincial, national and international contributions to environmental education.
Mrazek has been a member of the Faculty of Education since 1986. He helped to establish the University’s environmental/outdoor education program and was a founding member of the U of L Energy Management Sustainability Committee. He has contributed to the development of Alberta’s science curriculum at all levels. As the Alberta coordinator of the WILD School program from 1990 to 1995, he worked with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to modify the program for use across the country.
He is a co-producer and co-author of the Global Change (2002) and Water Under Fire (2004) documentary series, the former of which received the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association’s best educational production award in 2002. Between 1991 and 1992, he worked with Environment Canada on the development of national strategies for the promotion of environmental education that were put forward to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. Mrazek has also served on the boards of the North American Association for Environmental Education and the North American Commission for Research in Environmental Education.
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