Into the BIG Woods with EE- EECO 2022 Conference

  • 31 Mar 2022
  • 03 Apr 2022
  • Hueston Woods State Park Lodge and Conference Center

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Saturday Only participation is included in EE Certification program fee.
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Includes all Saturday Meals
  • Includes all Saturday meals.
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Includes all Saturday Meals
  • Includes all Saturday Meals
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.

    Includes $25 discount for presenting
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.

    Includes a $25 discount.
  • Students must show ID at registration desk upon arrival.

    Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Includes Friday dinner, all Saturday meals, and Sunday breakfast.

    Does not include Thursday's Research Symposium or Friday field trips or workshops.
  • Must show Student ID upon arrival at registration desk.

    Include all Saturday meals.
  • Must show student ID upon arrival at registration desk.

    Includes all Saturday meals.

Registration is closed

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Masks will be required

Personal Space (red, yellow, green) Nametags will be implemented.

The 55th Anniversary of the EECO Annual Conference will be March 31-April 3, 2022

at Hueston Woods State Park Lodge 

Schedule at a Glance- (this may get tweaked)

Event, Session and Conference Information

Information for the EECO Tour on Sunday, April 3rd

KID'S Conference Information!

College Credit Information

CEU Contact Hour Certificates are available and we are seeking Registered Sanitarian Credits.  

Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors, which include:


  


Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities: If you would like to sponsor this conference, a scholarship or be a vendor for the conference please contact Brenda at 740-215-3376


The EECO room block available until March 3, 2022   Lodging Information -Hueston Woods State Park Lodge

5201 Lodge Rd., College Corner, OH 45003 ; Reservations - (513) 664-3500

Ask for the “EECO Conference” room rate.
Room Rates for Queen/King: $116.00 per night per Room- Lodging; & Cabin rate is $199 per night -are not included in the conference registration fee. 


Conference strands include:

  • Natural History
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and Careers

  • Strategic Growth

  • Population, Climate and Outdoor Education

  • Inclusive World of EE
                 

Full Conference Registration includes five meals, snacks, registration items, sessions, exhibits and conference keynotes.


Conference highlights include:

  • Thursday, March 31st - 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium - There is a Separate Registration through EECO for this program

    Join high school students and teachers from around Ohio as they present their wildlife and habitat research projects in this fourth annual research symposium for high school students. There are half and full day registration options.   REGISTTRATION for the Student Wildlife Research Symposium will be available soon. 

  • Friday Night OPEN SPACE:    Have you ever had a topic that you would like to discuss at an EECO Conference? Great! Bring your topic ideas and your expertise to the EECO Open Space! During the Open Space we will have attendees put up topics they would like to discuss around Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, and Nonprofit/small organizations. Once the topics have been specified we will break up into small groups to discuss the topics. If the group you start out in is not your cup of tea please feel free to join another group, or feel free to float to various groups. We are excited to see what "Aha" moments are formed from this Friday evening activity. Lead by two EECO Board Members- Bill Troy and Josh Dyer.

  • EECO Kids Conference 2022 - On Saturday, while you are attending EECO conference sessions, your child/children can, too! EECO is offering a Mini Conference for kids! Kids will LEARN about Environmental Education and gain an appreciation for nature and environmental stewardship. Like our adult attendees, they will CONNECT with new friends in a positive and supportive setting. This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the conference and begin a family tradition for your children to GROW into our future EECO Leaders, all while enjoying the amenities of the state park! Ages 6 and up are welcome!

    $15 fee per child will be charged for the full 4 session kids conference. This is payable at the registration table. Lunch is not provided. Children’s meal tickets will be available at the registration table.

  • Keynote:  Shawn Connor, Into the Big WoodsJoin Shawn Connor to learn about the history and importance of “The Big Woods”. This 200-acre remnant beech-maple forest towering over a carpet of ferns and wildflowers has been recognizes as a national natural landmark.

    Shawn Conner begun his career with ODNR in 1999 working seasonally at the marina, campground, and maintenance. Shawn graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in Biology. He has been the Naturalist of the Hueston Woods Nature Center since 2006. Shawn enjoys the diverse opportunities the park offers to his workday, the visitor’s experience, and the park’s wildlife inhabitants! 


  • Educational Workshops on CLIMATE with Project WET, WILD and Learning Tree; and My Backyard Stream (field trip and workshop)
  • Field Trips: Miami Museums and Ecological Center; Spring Flowers; and Fossil Field Trip exploring the rocks of Hueston Woods.  There will also be an "EECO Tour" on Sunday.  For more information about the EECO Tour click here. 
  • We are seeking Graduate credit available through Ashland University for $210 for one credit hour.  

Please join us for a fun, hands-on, and outstanding professional development opportunity! 

Early Bird Registration ends March 11th.  Online Registration ends March 30th.

Scroll down to the bottom left of this web page and click the registration button to register online.

2022 Registration Brochure (1).pdf. You'll need to review this before you register online in order to pick your sessions and appropriate registration type.    

We hope you find this conference to be an exciting and beneficial professional development opportunity. 

If you have any questions about the program, the registration process, or any other topics or issues, please contact Brenda Metcalf, EECO Executive Director, at 740-653-2649 or director@eeco-online.org.  

You can also contact Lynn White, Conference Co-Chair, at
513-785-6666 or
whitelr@butlercountyohio.org  for assistance.

 

We look forward to seeing you at Hueston Woods State park!


 

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