Barry Mitschke

Barry Mitschke (Melanson Award Winner, 1983)

Barry Mitschke is an outstanding example of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to outdoor and environmental education in Saskatchewan. His commitment to the ideals of the Melanson Award can be seen in his many accomplishments:

  • Ecology Club advisor at Sheldon Williams Collegiate, Regina 1971-1979
  • Outdoor Club advisor at Robert Usher Collegiate, Regina 1980-present
  • Provincial Dept. of Education Environmental Education Consultant
  • Chairman of two, week long summer environmental education workshops and several winter workshops for SOEEA
  • SEEDS Fellow in 1980 and subsequently a provincial consultant for the SEEDS program
  • Masters Thesis on “Wetlands Management Case Study” including a simulation game published by Saskatchewan Dept. of Environment
  • Taught University classes in Environmental Science
  • Committee member, co-chairman then provincial chairman of SOEEA following the National Outdoor Education Conference in 1975
  • Former “Envisage” newsletter editor for SOEEA
  • Involvement with other environmental interest groups such as the Sask. Natural History Society

In addition to the above accomplishments, Barry is personally committed to environmental sustainability. He built a passive solar home, incorporating compost toilets and water conservation into its construction. 


Barry Mitschke Melanson Award Citation, SOEEA, 1983