Upcoming events

    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center

    Welcome to the 51st Annual

    Environmental Education Council of Ohio


    April 12-15, 2018

    at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge 

    Conference strands include:

    • Lake Erie and Water Education

    • STEM & Careers

    • Strategic Growth for Organizations

    • Outdoor Education and Natural History

    • Sustainability and Energy

    Conference highlights include:

    • Keynote from John Huston, Teacher, Montgomery County Juvenile Court focusing on his work to introduce nature to a population of at-risk youth.
    • Friday night fun and entertaining historical reenactment from Michigan Department of Natural Resources' Kevin Frailey and Crawford County Park District's Josh Dyer.
    • Educational field trips to Howard Marsh, National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo Botanical Gardens and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge!
    • Graduate credit is available through Ashland University.

    Please join us for a fun, hands-on, and outstanding professional development opportunity! 

    Early Bird Registration ends March 23.  Online Registration ends April 9.

    Scroll down to the bottom left of this web page and click the registration button to register online.

    Download the Full Conference Registration Packet here. You'll need to review this before you register online in order to pick your sessions and appropriate registration type.    

    Lodging Information –

    Maumee Bay State Park Lodge   

    1750 State Park Road #2, Oregon, OH 43616  Front Desk (419) 836-1466

    Reservations - (419) 836-1466.  Ask for the “EECO Conference” room rate.  

    · Room Rates for Queen, King and Bunk: $111.00 per Night Per Room

    · Cottage—2 Bedroom and 2 Bathroom Pet Friendly:  $255.00 per Night

    · Cottage—4 Bedroom:  $315 per Night.

    · Cottage—4 Bedroom Jacuzzi:  $399 per Night


    The EECO room block will be held until March 12, 2018.  

    We hope you find this conference to be an exciting and beneficial professional development opportunity. 

    If you have any questions about the program, the registration process, or any other topics or issues, please contact Brenda Metcalf, EECO Executive Director, at 740-653-2649 or director@eeco-online.org

    You can also contact Jeff Montavon, Conference Chair, at 614-644-3671 or jeffrey.montavon@epa.ohio.gov for assistance.

    We look forward to seeing you at Maumee Bay!

    Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors, which include:


    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Maumee Bay State Park as part of the 51st Annual EECO Conference

    Are you a teacher currently conducting research related to wildlife and/or wildlife habitats with high school students?

    Are you a high school student involved in wildlife-related research?

    Or maybe you're a wildlife professional or wildlife enthusiast? Join us for this unique event.

    The 2nd Annual Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium is a place to learn more about the wildlife-related research that is taking place in high schools around Ohio in a professional and supportive environment. 

    Registration is now open.  

    Click here to view the tentative agenda.

    Please send questions to:

    Jen Dennison, Wildlife Education Coordinator, ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

    outdoor.education@dnr.state.oh.us or 1-800-WILDLIFE.

    We know there are a lot of great research projects out there and we want to promote them. We hope to see you there!

    Student Wildlife Research Symposium Sponsors include:

    • 17 Jun 2018
    • 23 Jun 2018

    We are going to be offering the program again in the summer, the week of June 18th.  If you are interested and able to participate during that week, please let Jennifer Bucheit (Jennifer.Bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us) know. 

    EECO's EE Certification Program is back. The week-long workshop will highlight:
    Foundations of Environmental Education
    Environmental Literacy
    Planning and Implementing EE
    Professional Responsibilities for the field of EE
    Assessing EE
    Networking with professionals from all over the state.

    Old Woman Creek Reserve in Huron, OH will be the host of the workshop.

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