By Leigh Cocanougher
The 2020 Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Annual Conference will be held Sept. 17-19 at Jenny Wiley State Park. This year's theme is "Community Engagement: Building Sustainable Communities through the Power of Environmental Education."
Conference strands for 2020 include Education (EE Curriculum Programs, K-12 Education, Adult & Family Education, STEM, Green & Health Schools, etc.), Partnerships & Innovation (Community Partnerships, New & Innovative Projects, etc.), Civic Action (Community Service Projects, Service Learning, Green Schools Community Projects, etc.), and Capacity Building (Outreach, Fundraising, Communications, Messaging, Branding, Technology, etc.).
Call for Proposals
The call for proposals is now open! To submit a proposal, complete the form here. In your proposal, please explain how you will engage participants and what they can hope to gain from this professional development opportunity. Be sure to address the following: *What materials will you provide to participants? *How does the session relate to the conference strand? *What are the anticipated outcomes participants can expect from their participation in this session? Please note that this is a competitive request for proposals, and not all proposals can or will be accepted.
Registration for the conference will open this July. For more details, visit the 2020 KAEE Conference webpage.
Join us at the 2020 Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA) Conference!
Held in Columbia, South Carolina, from September 24-26, the conference will welcome members and friends from the eight states who comprise this network of southeastern state affiliates of the North American Association for Environmental Education. This year’s conference theme is “Environmental Legacy: It’s Our Story. Past, Present, and Future.” Three strands help shape the event—“Pages of the Past,” “Present-Day Plotlines,” and “Foreshadowing the Future.”
The conference’s affiliate host, the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC), has opened the call for proposals for general sessions and for the research symposium. The deadline to submit proposals is March 15.
Symposium presenters and conference speakers may register at the Early Bird rate of $180 before August 24, 2020 or the regular conference rate of $200 after August 24, 2020. Students may register at the discounted rate of $150.
Not ready to present this year? There are plenty of other ways to get involved beyond regular attendance! EEASC is currently accepting conference sponsorships and silent auction item contributions. Funds raised through the silent auction support SEEA and EEASC initiatives.
Formalized in 2012, SEEA is a collaborative group with members Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee with the mission to “provide southeastern state environmental education associations and their members with valuable networking and communication opportunities that lead to greater success for all.”
For all the details about the 2020 SEEA Conference, click here.