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