EECO Winter Conference: Winter Snow - Creative Ways to Teach STEM

  • 01 Feb 2019
  • 02 Feb 2019
  • Camp Nuhop, Perrysville

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2meals, snacks, and lodging)
  • 2 meals - no lodging
  • 2 meals- no lodging
  • Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2 meals, snacks, and lodging)
  • Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2 meals, snacks, and lodging)
  • Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2 meals, snacks, and lodging)
  • 2 meals included - no lodging

Register

Winter Snow – Creative Ways to Teach STEM

EECO Winter CONFERENCE February 1 & 2, 2019

Presentation topics are diverse and if possible relate to winter, but will 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, or that use the outdoors as a teaching tool.

The Sessions and Scheduled Form can be downloaded here.

Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2 meals, snacks, and lodging) : Member $85 and Non-member $125

Saturday Only (2 meals no lodging): Member $45 and Non-member $85

Student Full Conf.: $50 ; Sat Only $30

Presenter Full Conference: $55


Schedule and Session Descriptions

Friday- February 1, 2019

6:00 – 7:00pm              Conference Registration and Room Check–in      Location: Library

7:00 – 10:00pm            Welcome/EECO Update and Group Session   Location: Dinning Hall

A night down on the Farm with ants!  Carrie Elvey, Senior Naturalist at the Wilderness Center        Fun, interactive night of ant Farms! Ants are everywhere, easily collected, and make great classroom study animals. Learn to build an ant farm and identify the main groups of ants. Explore a variety of ant activities to enhance your curriculum for grades k-12. 

***Bonus – Make your own ant farm party! Saturday night, $15 additional cost. TWC will provide all the materials and each participant will go home with their very own ant house.

EECO Update: Current events and programs going on with EECO and partnering organizations. 


Saturday- February 2, 2019

Saturday Keynote: Tom Roig, Owner/Operator Valley Road Outfitter’s      

The Iditarod Adventure

Nothing says “Winter Snow” like dog sledding and the Alaskan Iditarod! Join Tom Roig of Valley Road Outfitters in Shreve, Ohio for a fascinating talk about his 20,000 miles of dog sledding experience that included qualifying for the world-famous Iditarod which he completed twice. Tom has had extensive experience guiding wilderness dog sled tours in the north, as well as canoe adventures in Florida. Experience the dogs, sled, equipment, stories and the thrill of the ride.


Saturday – February 2, 2019

  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 –   1:30pm         Lunch/ Keynote

  1:30 –   2:15pm         Afternoon Optional Hike or Networking by the fireplace

  2:30 –   3:30pm         Concurrent Sessions III

  3:45 –   4:45pm         Concurrent Session IV

  5:00 –   5:30pm         Evaluation, and Resource distribution 


Session I Presentations:

Ants in the Classroom : Carrie Elvey, Wilderness Center

Ant are everywhere, easily collected, and make great classroom study animals. Learn to build an ant farm and identify the main groups of ants. Explore a variety of ant activities to enhance your curriculum for grades k-12. Any Age– Library


Getting Little Feet Wet: Dennis Clement, Ohio EPA

 (2 Hour Session) Released in 2017, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum.  The curriculum features 11 activities designed for students in Preschool - Grade 2.  Each workshop attendee will receive the curriculum and learn ways to use the activities.  Participants will also receive a Project WET Music CD.  Dennis Clement, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency-Dining Hall


Session II Presentations:

Getting Little Feet Wet- Continuation: Dennis Clement, Ohio EPA

 (2 Hour Session) Released in 2017, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum.  The curriculum features 11 activities designed for students in Preschool - Grade 2.  Each workshop attendee will receive the curriculum and learn ways to use the activities.  Participants will also receive a Project WET Music CD.  Dennis Clement, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency-Dining Hall


Mouse House Survival Challenge: Dave Snider, Retired Teacher

Dave Snider returns and invites you to explore the concepts of conduction, convection, and radiation as you try to have your “mouse” survive the brutal winter in the house you build.  Library  



Session III Presentations:

Grant Writing 102: Jeff Montavon, Ohio EPA

 (2 Hour Session) Learn how to avoid common mistakes applicants make when developing grant applications as well as develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will be discussed during this session. Library


Sense of Place: Joe Brehm and Sarah Fisher

This session will focus on examining our own senses of place,as well as on methods and opportunities for sharing our senses of place with students. Participants will take a Sense of Place Quiz, analyze the results, and read and discuss passages from select nature writers. We will also discuss the importance of sense of place in today’s complex world. We will also take a short walk at Camp Nuhop   Dining Hall


Session IV Presentations:

Grant Writing 102- Continuation: Jeff Montavon, Ohio EPA

 (2 Hour Session) Learn how to avoid common mistakes applicants make when developing grant applications as well as develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will be discussed during this session. - Library


Snow TarpJosh Dyer, Crawford Park District

Participants will try to figure out "Who dun it?" by the clues left behind in the snow.  This nature C.S.I. program is a great indoor activity that helps develop observational skills when tracks, scat, and other animal signs are encountered Dining Hall

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