EECO sponsors a statewide
and co-sponsors several other regional conferences and
workshops. These meetings provide excellent opportunities
for professional development, networking and fun. In
addition to the opportunities sponsored by EECO we provide
information about many other meetings and conferences
of interest to environmental educators. From here you
can find out more about the meetings.
The "101 Alternatives to the
Come join us for the 2011 Educators' Conference. A
wonderful time is guaranteed.
to our Future
Using watersheds to explore nature
October 7, 8, 9 of 2011
event made possible by YMCA Camp Kern, the Environmental
Education Council of
Ohio, and the Ohio
Environmental Education Fund
Featured this year:
Singer, songwriter, educator, entertainer,
Birding from the Trenches, a presentation from
Naturalist and Iraq veteran, Major Randel Rogers
Small Group Sessions. A variety of fun, informational
sessions focused on how to actively involve young
people (and adults) in meaningful connections with
nature are offered.
Here is the list so far:
A River of Species: the Turbulent History of
Music with a Message
The World of the Fresh Water Pond
What IS Your Environmental Ethic?
What? Who? Why? How?
Healthy Water, Healthy People
In Search of .........The Ohio Grassman
The Best of Project Wet and Project Aquatic
Wrestling the Alligator-horse
WOW: An Activity Sampler
Waterplay, Rain Barrels and Run-off Reduction, Oh
The Valley that Time Forgot
Children's Programming (FREE)
Paul Knoop Bird Hike
WOW, the Wetlands Are Wonderful preconference
College Credit available
$82 includes all sessions, food, and lodging
$42 for Saturday only (lunch and dinner included)
Discounts: If you have been to a 101
Conference anytime this millennium (since
2000) and you bring someone who has not, then
you get one third off of your registration
fee! We also have scholarships available. Call
for more details.
for general information
for session and pre-conference information
45th Annual EECO Conference
April 26 - 29, 2012
Where: Shawnee State
Rivers Run Through It
conference brings together all environmental education
(EE) stakeholders to
initiate collaboration and to celebrate Progress.
At EECO it is our mission to be a leader
in the promotion and facilitation of environmental
Education, and to nurture knowledge,
ideas and engagement that meet the needs of practitioners
and audiences. Additionally
fosters the development of partnerships among EE
This year’s theme recognizes the importance of rivers to
our state. Southern Ohio
unique in its landscape and
history, The Ohio River provided a corridor for
for Native Americans
and settlers, as well as a boundary through which slaves
on their way to
land produces a diversity of flora and fauna not seen in
other parts of Ohio. What better place to reconnect
with our natural world.
The conference theme
is divided into strands.
Each strand is meant to encourage
participants from different interests and backgrounds to
gain new knowledge and
pertinent to their area of education.
for sessions should address one or more strands in order
to make the
session informative to as many
participants as possible.
Native Americans in Nature
Native Flora and Fauna
Reconnecting Kids with Nature