2016 EECO Conference
“Exploring the World with Environmental Education”
April 1st-3rd, 2016 • Mohican State Lodge and Conference Center
Join us in Mohican Country as we “Explore the World with Environmental Education” at the 49th Annual EECO Conference. Attendees have the opportunity to renew and reconnect with fellow educators of all kinds. Whether formal or informal, volunteer or paid staff, new or experienced, we offer you an opportunity to learn new techniques, ideas and share experiences. No matter what your environmental education setting is, this conference aims to help create new experiences in all fields.
What will you do?
Hike through the Mohican Forest
Learn how to build support for your organization
Use the Mohican Country to experience using the outdoors as a teaching tool
Tour local recycling facility, factory and solid waste facilities
Tour parks, school programs and local environmental programs
Build your knowledge about the natural world
Connect EE to STEM and Careers
Expand your knowledge with our CAREER PANEL
Giant Salamanders Around the World Greg Lipps shares his experiences with giant salamanders around the world and Ohio’s giant salamander, the Eastern Hellbender. He explains what’s being done to reverse the dramatic decline of Hellbenders right here in Ohio.
Greg Lipps is the Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Coordinator for the Ohio Biodiversity Con-servation Partnership at Ohio State University.
What topics will we feature?
Using the Out-of-Doors as a Teaching Tool: The outdoors is a great place to teach all areas of the curriculum and all age groups. Why should we take students outside? Sessions feature methods, activities and/or research.
Environmental Education, STEM and Careers: Sessions reflect the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the role of Environmental Education in STEM and Career education.
Natural History: Sessions emphasize exploring the natural world – building knowledge about life science, physical science and earth science.
Finding Funding: Sessions demonstrate how EE professionals around the state are funding their activities, building a donor base, obtaining grant funding, partnerships and building ca-pacity