We would like to invite students and faculty in the Biology, Education, and the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy departments at Northern Illinois University to join us, this March 10-12th for the Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference (SEEEC.) This three day conference is open to students, teachers (formals), environmental educators (and other non-formals), and others interested in environmental ed.
During the conference, we are hosting speakers from the Adler Planetarium, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, US Forest Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and many more formal and non-formal educators from across the region.
A variety of certifications, concurrent sessions, and field trips will be offered. Spend some time on a guided paddle through Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, or learn how to lead interpretive programs from a canoe. Get certified in the new Climate Change module for Project Learning Tree, or learn all about birds with a certification in Flying Wild. Teachers, join us to hear the experiences of other formal educators who have integrated environmental education into their classroom lessons, or learn how to utilize GIS with your students. Eat a meal with a grad student and rub shoulders with environmental education rockstars. Learn from a variety of educators at this multi-generational event.
Several programs and workshops offered during the event center on the upcoming solar eclipse, which graces Southern Illinois on August 21st, 2017.
Conference registration costs $100, with lodging options ranging from $20-$75. (Food costs included. Registration and lodging fees cover two nights, three days. Field trips and certifications may incur an additional fee.) Conference and lodging registration can be found here: http://ton.siu.edu/events/seeec.php
If you are interested or would like promotional materials sent to you, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (618)453-1121 and ask to speak to the Environmental Education department about SEEEC. Keep in Touch!
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