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    • 14 Apr 2023
    • 16 Apr 2023
    • Deer Creek State Park Lodge & Conference Center 22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143
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    The 2023 EECO Annual Conference will be

    April 13- 16, 2023

    at Deer Creek State Park Lodge   

    EECO room block at Deer Creek State Park Lodge

    available until March 13, 2022


    Rooms: $116.00 per night per

    Cabin rate is $179.00 per night 

    Lodging is NOT included in the conference registration fee. 

    Ask for the “EECO Conference” room rate.

    Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

    22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143

    (740) 869-2020)

    Excuse our dust!  We are still tweaking these forms...excuse typos and updates please!

    registration packet 2023a.pdf 

    Schedule at a Glance!

    KID'S Conference Information!


    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.  

    Conference highlights include:

    Conference Highlights:

    Thursday, April 13th - 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium - There is a Separate Registration through EECO for this program. 

    Join high school students and teachers from around Ohio as they present their wildlife and habitat research projects in this fourth annual research symposium for high school students. There are half and full day registration options.  REGISTTRATION for the Student Wildlife Research Symposium will be available soon. 


    Friday Night OPEN SPACE 

    Have you ever had a topic that you would like to discuss at an EECO Conference? Great! Bring your topic ideas and your expertise to the EECO Open Space! During the Open Space we will have attendees put up topics they would like to discuss around Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, and Nonprofit/small organizations. Once the topics have been specified we will break up into small groups to discuss the topics. If the group you start out in is not your cup of tea please feel free to join another group, or feel free to float to various groups. We are excited to see what "Aha" moments are formed from this Friday evening activity. 


    Saturday Keynote: Dr. Marijke Hecht

    As environmental educators, we confront eco-anxiety daily. We also experience wonder and awe in the persistent beauty of the world. How can we foster eco-hope within ourselves and the learners we work with through a practice of radical imagining and community action that helps to create new possible futures? 

    Bio: Marijke Hecht is Assistant Professor of Environmental Education in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. She received a PhD in Learning Sciences and Policy from the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Botany from the Field Naturalist program at the University of Vermont. Prior to her current position she was Assistant Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Management at Penn State Greater Allegheny. She also worked in Pittsburgh, PA parks for 14 years where she spearheaded two major projects – advocating for the Nine Mile Run aquatic ecosystem restoration, one of the largest urban stream restorations in the U.S., and managing the design and construction of the Frick Environmental Center, a public education and welcome center that is net-zero water and energy and is LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certified. As the Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, she led the organization in successfully expanding and diversifying participation in parks-based science education in partnership with local K-12 educators.



    EECO Kids Conference 2023

    On Saturday, while you are attending EECO conference sessions, your child/children can, too! EECO is offering a Mini Conference for kids! Kids will LEARN about Environmental Education and gain an appreciation for nature and environmental stewardship. Like our adult attendees, they will CONNECT with new friends in a positive and supportive setting. This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the conference and begin a family tradition for your children to GROW into our future EECO Leaders, all while enjoying the amenities of the state park! Ages 6 and up are welcome!


    $15 fee per child will be charged for the full 4 session kids conference. This is payable at the registration table. Lunch is not provided. Children’s meal tickets will be available at the registration table.


    We look forward to seeing you at Deer Creek State Park Lodge!

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