Join us for two days of professional development, networking, and fun. The spring statewide 2021 conference includes workshops on a wide variety of topics, keynote address, evening entertainment, plenary session, presentations by our Environmental Educator Certification Program participants, and an awards ceremony celebrating the Environmental Education Organization of the Year and the Howard Bell lifetime award.
The call for workshop presentations is open! Submit your workshop proposal here.
REGISTRATION TO OPEN IN EARLY APRIL.
Expanding Your Toolkit – Lessons, activities, and teaching techniques to engage students in higher order thinking skills in the field and in the classroom.
Examples: Nature Hike 101, Using Drama to Teach Geology, curriculum development, supporting NGSS, developmentally appropriate practices for teaching complex issues
Leadership – Opportunities and techniques to develop leadership skills amongst staff, peers, or students.
Examples: Staff culture, hiring practices, advocacy, student group dynamics, adult social emotional learning, organizational culture
DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity)* – How to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within all levels of the field.
Examples: Unconscious bias, ELL, cultural appropriation, how to train your staff to work with diverse abilities
Empowering Action – Extending knowledge, attitude, and behaviors beyond the program.
Examples- Students as change makers, upcycling, fostering a culture of volunteerism, aligning field programs and the classroom, community science projects
*Equity and inclusion expected to be incorporated into every workshop
Thank you to our 2021 conference sponsors!
Are you interested in advancing the impact of environmental and outdoor education by sponsoring the 2021 conference? Bring awareness to your brand and help us to keep registration costs affordable! Check out our these sponsorship opportunities and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.