Presentation topics can be diverse and may or may not relate to winter, but should relate to one of the following:
STEM, Arts, Environmental Literacy, 21st Century Skills or Careers and the Environment. We encourage possible session topics that include ways of getting students reconnected to nature, interested in Environmental Careers as well as using the outdoors as a teaching tool.
Session Descriptions and Schedule click here
Friday- February 5, 2016
6:00 – 7:00pm Conference Registration and Room Check–in Location: Library
7:00 – 10:00pm Welcome/EECO Update, Keynote, and an introduction to Winter Stars! Location: Dinning Hall
EECO Update: Current events and programs going on with EECO and partnering organizations.
Keynote: Artic Journey by Laura Schetter, EECO Board Member and Teacher at Wildwood Environmental Academy in Maumee Ohio. Laura will give a talk and show pictures of her fabulous Journey in the Arctic! Laura was able to go to the Arctic Svalbard because she was selected as a 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow of National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.
Introduction to Winter Stars by Douglas A. Fowler, Instructor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Youngstown State University. Doug will provide an introduction to the Winter Stars - the bright constellations and stars that dominate our south sky in Early February – from Orion to the easily visible Hyades and Pleiades star clusters. This program will also cover the basics of sky watching and star gazing.
Saturday – February 6, 2016
7:30 – 8:00am Morning Hike -optional
8:00 – 9:00am Registration for Day Participants
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Concurrent Sessions I
10:10 – 11:10am Concurrent Sessions II
11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch/Keynote- Josh Dyer, Naturalist for Crawford Park District
1:10 – 2:10pm Concurrent Session III
2:20 – 3:20pm Concurrent Sessions IV
3:20 – 4:00pm Break
4:00 – 5:30pm Concurrent Session V
5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner, evaluation and Resource Distribution
7:00 – 8:30pm Screening of “Years of Living Dangerously” series on climate change that recently ran on Showtime and was featured in OSU Environmental Professionals Network’s film series.
If time permits and people are still available there is an optional Brag night/Activity Share.