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101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard- The 101 Conference

  • 01 Oct 2022

The “101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard" Educators’ Conference at YMCA Camp Kern on Saturday October 1, 2022 (with the option of staying Friday and/or Saturday night)

Cost: $30. Includes all sessions, programs, meals, and overnight accommodations. Scholarships and discounts available.

The “101” Conference is THE weekend outdoor education experience designed to inspire teachers and outdoor educators with creative ways to provide exciting learning experiences. Enjoy meaningful large and small group sessions, excellent company, and fine eating.

To register or for more information, contact: Dave Moran, Outdoor Education Director YMCA Camp Kern 5291 St Rt 350 Oregonia, OH 45054 513-932-3756x1527 This event made possible by the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund

Conference Schedule Friday (no formal sessions or events, but all are welcome) 6:30pm Check in and move in or pitch a tent - Hike, Climb Pete’s Tower, relax

Saturday October 1st

7:00am Bird Walk 8:00am Breakfast

8:45am Registration, name tags, and social time

9:15 Gathering and announcements

9:30-11:00 Small Group Session I

11:10 – 11:50am Camp Hike, for anyone interested

Noon Lunch 12:50pm Gathering and announcements

1:00 to 2:30pm Small Group Session II

2:45 to 4:15pm Small Group Session III

5:30 pm Dinner

6:30 to 7:45pm Campfire, Songs and Stories

8:00- ??? Post-campfire gathering and snacks

Sunday (like Friday, no formal sessions, but all are welcome)

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am to 12:00 River Hike and/or 3-mile Little Miami River Canoe Trip Likely

Small Group Sessions: • Jacqui Taylor of the Wright Library on encouraging reluctant leaders • Gia Giammarinaro of Cincinnati Parks on a repeat of her mushroom adventure • Miranda Cain of Fairfield County Park District on viewing forest ecology through the lens of decomposition • Jon Souders of West Clermont High School on a study of Eastern Box Turtles • Matt Taylor of Camp Oyo Boy Scout Camp on Leave No Trace • Marne Titchenell of OSU Extension on bats • Brian Prunty on the art of instant brewing • Emily Pickett of GreenAcres on spiders • Linda Sigisimondi on shadow puppets • Becky Schafer from Sacred Heart School on Archery Registration

Please email, mail, or leave a voice mail with your info. 513- 932-3756 x1527. Payment can wait until the event. I will get back to you with a confirmation. Thanks!

• Name:

• Address:

• E-mail:

• Phone:

• Do you need a place to stay Friday night?

• How about Saturday night?

• Describe any special dietary needs:

• Do you have any needs or concerns?

• Are you planning on staying for the 3mile canoe float Sunday morning?

Session signups will be sent out later

Scholarships and discounts available, contact Dave M for details

No charge for students or interns, but registration is needed

Checks should be made out to “YMCA Camp Kern”

Please be aware that the activities may carry a risk of injury. Be aware of these risks and your ability. Ask for help when needed. Please let us know if you have any special needs or concerns.

This event made possible by YMCA Camp Kern, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund THANK YOU 

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