Environmental Educator Certification Program (EECP)
The Environmental Educator Certification Program (EECP) draws together stewards and educators of the environment into a structured and effective initiative. Certification is a public declaration that a certain individual meets a stringent level of requirements and has a specific set of skills. We believe this program will be of great benefit to practitioners and organizations alike, extending to individuals, the public, and the profession itself. Having the EECP enhances the legitimacy of the field by building a uniform foundation in effectively teaching about the environment in California.
Through participating in the certification program, you will increase your knowledge and skills, expand your professional network, enhance your resume, and make important connections across the state.
Participants may only enroll in EECP if they have been accepted into the program and have paid the $25 application fee. If this applies to you, check you inbox, as you will need the code in order to enroll.
Join us for the entire fall workshop series. Get all 4 workshops for the price of 3! Available for AEOE members only.
September 26, 9-11 a.m. – Social & Emotional Learning for Practitioners
October 24, 9-11 a.m. – Mental Health & Pandemic Trauma
November 21, 9-11 a.m. – Early Childhood Education in the Outdoors
December 5, 9-11 a.m. – Inspiring Green Behavior Change w/ Remote Learning Activities
BONUS: AEOE Around the Campfire!
December 12, 3-5:30 p.m.
(Note: you must register for this event separately.)
See individual event listings for more information.
Learn practical responses to signs and symptoms of trauma with students in classrooms and outdoor education settings. Gain strategies for having difficult conversations to support students and get helpful hints relevant to both formal and nonformal education settings. In addition to covering important content, this will be an interactive workshop. Facilitated by Sona Klimowicz from LUK, Inc.
Workshop time: 9-11 a.m.
Focused on developmentally appropriate activities to engage Earth's littlest learners in outdoor education experiences. Facilitated by Sarah Foglesong.
Research shows that experiences in early childhood (birth through age 8) play significant roles in individuals' development of ecological identities and positive environmental behavior. But what do you DO with Earth's littlest learners to support that development? Join this workshop to explore what developmentally appropriate outdoor environmental education looks like for this age group and learn some simple activities you can start using right away!
Remote learning has become the new norm and we want to help you engage students with simple ways to take actions that address the environmental challenges facing our planet. In this session you will participate and learn how to facilitate five engaging remote learning activities that stimulate critical thinking around sustainable solutions. Before the session, you’ll receive write-ups with the list of supplies, instructions, and other resources you’ll need to lead these hands-on activities around sustainability topics like gardening, composting, waste, water, and energy conservation. Together we will facilitate each activity and share ideas on how you can use them to inspire green behavior change in the youth and adults you work with.
Presenter: Danny Sudman, Green Camps Founder
Growing up, Danny spent 16 summers at YMCA Camp Hanes in North Carolina – first as a camper and later as a camp counselor. Danny Sudman founded Green Camps in 2014, believing 100% in the extraordinary ability of the camp community to inspire and develop the next generation of environmental leaders.
FREE event! Please join us for a few hours of community building as we bring our Fall Webinar Series to a close. We'll start off by bringing together our community for an Open Space Discussion. What thoughts, concerns, ideas do you have and want to share with the EE community?
Then we'll present an open-mic style program combined with interactive games and activities. Have a song to share, a poem, a skit? Register as a performer here. Want to catch all the action as an audience member? We've got that option too. Participation is complementary to anyone who would like to join in!
We'll finish the evening by celebrating our Environmental Educators of the Year.
3-4pm Open Space Community Chat
4:15-5:30 Happy Hour Campfire Open Mic & EE'er Award Ceremony
Note: While we remain hopeful that we can convene in-person this spring, we recognize that this may not be possible. We plan to communicate either way in early 2021.
The spring statewide conference is AEOE's signature event. Our annual statewide conference brings together several hundred environmental and outdoor education professionals from across California to participate in professional learning workshops, a job fair, and networking opportunities.
Enjoy the evening entertainment, showcase your skills at the an open mic, and bid on an item at our auction (the proceeds of which benefit AEOE, allowing us to provide scholarships to future conferences!).
“I appreciated the information I learned at the workshops. It was wonderful being with outdoor educators who truly care about their job and learning more.”
-2019 Statewide Conference Participant
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