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AEOE Northern Section Fall Conference 2017

Join us at Foothill Horizons Outdoor School in Sonora, CA.

Friday, ~5 p.m. Oct. 20 – Sunday, ~12 p.m. Oct. 22, 2017

Conference Theme: We Are Part of Something Bigger

Foothill Horizons Outdoor School is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

The conference will include 15+ educational workshops, networking, open mic and acoustic jams Saturday Night Campfire entertainment, light Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and two nights lodging (camping only).

Conference Schedule
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Keynote Address by Lisa Murphy, Yosemite National Park Naturalist.  Read Lisa's bio here.

Registration Deadlines and Fees
Early Registration: July 28 - September 30, 9:59 p.m. - $40
Regular Registration: September 30, 10:01 p.m. - October 12, 9:59 p.m. - $60
Walk-in Registration (at the conf.): October 20 or 21 - $80

Attendees must be current AEOE members through the last day of the conference (October 22, 2017). If your membership expires before that date, please RENEW your membership when you register!

Registration questions:

Presenter Information
Presenter Discount for Accepted Lead Presenter: $15 off of registration
Workshop Application:
Workshop Application Deadline (preferred): September 11, 2017
Workshop Application Deadline EXTENDED: September 20, 2017
Applicants Notified: September 21, 2017
Presenter Registration Deadline: September 30, 9:59 p.m.

Presenter questions:

Environmental Education of the Year
Nomination Form:
Nomination Deadline: October 4, 2017

If you can offer a ride, or need a ride, please post here:

AEOE will provide Saturday dinner, and a light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

General conference questions: Mariana Diaz:

Entertainment by the String Chimers.  

The String Chimers are the musical equivalent of a strangely attractive chunk of conglomeraterock. Multifaceted but strongly bonded; rough around the edges but smooth in parts; contemporary but an integral part of an age-old process. The band delivers bluegrass, old-time,and original tunes with a hootin’ hollerin’ danceable kick. The String Chimers reside in the historic gold-mining town of Sonora, California, where recent shows have tickled the toes of some seriously enthusiastic crowds. The band is comprised of Steve Holdeman on acoustic guitar, Adrienne Seegers on fiddle, and Ryan Kalinowski on banjo. Regular special guests slap the stand-up bass and pick the mandolin. With Tennessee roots and California foliage, Steve picks and clucks through gritty ol’ tunes on a fine ol’ six-string. Originally from Maine but with a nest built in California, Adrienne warbles sweet vocals and saws a mean fiddle. Transplanted from the (not-so)- well-known old-time music scene in southern California, Ryan claws and hammers across a clunky ol’ banjo. An unexpected conglomerate for sure, but when The String Chimers come-a- cluckin’, be sure to have your clogging shoes ready!

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Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

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