Upcoming events

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 17 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual
    Registration is closed



    The 53rd EECO Annual Conference will now be Virtual April 15-17, 2021

    Zoom Links will be sent to those who have registered the day before the conference.


    CEU Contact Hour Certificates and we are seeking Ashland College Credit Approval! 

    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


    Download the Full Conference Session Information here. You'll need to review this before you register online in order to pick your sessions and appropriate registration type.  

    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 all sessions, keynotes, workshops, fieldtrips, etc. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the conference.  Single day registrations will also be available. 

    Conference highlights include:

    • Thursday, April 15 - 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Nature Based Early Childhood Education Day

    • Friday, April 16th- Career Fair - A list of Environmental Presenters listed here!

    • 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 or breakout rooms 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. 

    • Friday Night Nature Nerd Trivia: 

      Join Team CKARRIE Squared(Carrie Elvey and Karrie McAllister) from The Wilderness Center and test your naturalist knowledge with a Nature Nerd Quiz Night. Grab a beverage of your choice, a silly hat or costume for extra points and prepare to win fame (but probably not fortune)!

    • Saturday Lunch Keynote: Chris Myers, How Environmental Education Will Save the World

      Chris Myers will share stories from across Project Dragonfly’s global network of conservation organizations, communities, instructors, and students to showcase how educators are forging new approaches to healthy coexistence at a scale, pace, and level of ingenuity necessary to face the complex ecological crises of our time.


    Online Registration ends April 14th

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

    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.


    • 20 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

    Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler 2.0            Ohio EPA Launches New Online Marketplace - Business Journal Daily | The Youngstown Publishing Company           Home | Project Wet

    Project WET Sampler Guide Learning Sessions

    Who: Formal/Non-formal educators, SWCD Educators, Park Naturalist, Health Districts?

    What: 3-hour learning sessions using the Project WET Sampler Guide. The guide has 7 Interdisciplinary and Supplemental (e.g., science, health, math, and art) activities to learn about then use teaching your audience.

    Where: Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

    When: April 20 (7-8p), and 27 (6:30-8:30p), May 4 (6-7p), and 11 (4:30-6:30p)

    Each participant will need to register with dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov no later than 5p on April 6, 2021. Each participant will be mailed 1 copy of the Project WET Sampler Guide to have for planning and peer teaching.

    April 20 and May 4, we will cover Project WET Online Resources/Sampler (discoverwater.org), The Ohio Environmental Education Fund and Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

    April 27 and May 11 are dedicated peer teaching hours, additional resources, and follow-up to everything covered during the learning sessions. It’s HIGHLY recommended to register in twos so each team can work together peer teaching. Register with someone from your own school or maybe an adjoining school district, park or SWCD. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. A detailed agenda will be sent to each participant with the Microsoft link to join each session.

    When registering, please list the address where you want your book mailed to:

    Name
    School District or Organization
    Address
    City and Zip

    The sampler guide, mailing costs and learning sessions are being provided by the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education free of charge.


    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual

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    Upcoming Online Course: Growing Up WILD

    April 23-30, 2021


    Register online using the QR code or

    http://bit.ly/3ajr7li

    or contact Jen Dennison, Wildlife Education

    Coordinator, at 614-265-6316 or

    jen.dennison@dnr.ohio.gov for more

    information.


    This workshop is held using the Microsoft Teams platform.

    Ohio Approved for 6 hours.

    Participation is self-directed except for a two hour virtual meeting the first day.

      Workshop is free but pre-registration is required.

      • 27 Apr 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
      • Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler 2.0            Ohio EPA Launches New Online Marketplace - Business Journal Daily | The Youngstown Publishing Company           Home | Project Wet

      Project WET Sampler Guide Learning Sessions

      Who: Formal/Non-formal educators, SWCD Educators, Park Naturalist, Health Districts?

      What: 3-hour learning sessions using the Project WET Sampler Guide. The guide has 7 Interdisciplinary and Supplemental (e.g., science, health, math, and art) activities to learn about then use teaching your audience.

      Where: Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      When: April 20 (7-8p), and 27 (6:30-8:30p), May 4 (6-7p), and 11 (4:30-6:30p)

      Each participant will need to register with dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov no later than 5p on April 6, 2021. Each participant will be mailed 1 copy of the Project WET Sampler Guide to have for planning and peer teaching.

      April 20 and May 4, we will cover Project WET Online Resources/Sampler (discoverwater.org), The Ohio Environmental Education Fund and Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

      April 27 and May 11 are dedicated peer teaching hours, additional resources, and follow-up to everything covered during the learning sessions. It’s HIGHLY recommended to register in twos so each team can work together peer teaching. Register with someone from your own school or maybe an adjoining school district, park or SWCD. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. A detailed agenda will be sent to each participant with the Microsoft link to join each session.

      When registering, please list the address where you want your book mailed to:

      Name
      School District or Organization
      Address
      City and Zip

      The sampler guide, mailing costs and learning sessions are being provided by the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education free of charge.


      • 04 May 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler 2.0            Ohio EPA Launches New Online Marketplace - Business Journal Daily | The Youngstown Publishing Company           Home | Project Wet

      Project WET Sampler Guide Learning Sessions

      Who: Formal/Non-formal educators, SWCD Educators, Park Naturalist, Health Districts?

      What: 3-hour learning sessions using the Project WET Sampler Guide. The guide has 7 Interdisciplinary and Supplemental (e.g., science, health, math, and art) activities to learn about then use teaching your audience.

      Where: Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      When: April 20 (7-8p), and 27 (6:30-8:30p), May 4 (6-7p), and 11 (4:30-6:30p)

      Each participant will need to register with dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov no later than 5p on April 6, 2021. Each participant will be mailed 1 copy of the Project WET Sampler Guide to have for planning and peer teaching.

      April 20 and May 4, we will cover Project WET Online Resources/Sampler (discoverwater.org), The Ohio Environmental Education Fund and Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

      April 27 and May 11 are dedicated peer teaching hours, additional resources, and follow-up to everything covered during the learning sessions. It’s HIGHLY recommended to register in twos so each team can work together peer teaching. Register with someone from your own school or maybe an adjoining school district, park or SWCD. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. A detailed agenda will be sent to each participant with the Microsoft link to join each session.

      When registering, please list the address where you want your book mailed to:

      Name
      School District or Organization
      Address
      City and Zip

      The sampler guide, mailing costs and learning sessions are being provided by the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education free of charge.


      • 11 May 2021
      • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
      • Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide Sampler 2.0            Ohio EPA Launches New Online Marketplace - Business Journal Daily | The Youngstown Publishing Company           Home | Project Wet

      Project WET Sampler Guide Learning Sessions

      Who: Formal/Non-formal educators, SWCD Educators, Park Naturalist, Health Districts?

      What: 3-hour learning sessions using the Project WET Sampler Guide. The guide has 7 Interdisciplinary and Supplemental (e.g., science, health, math, and art) activities to learn about then use teaching your audience.

      Where: Virtually using Microsoft Teams (links will be emailed)

      When: April 20 (7-8p), and 27 (6:30-8:30p), May 4 (6-7p), and 11 (4:30-6:30p)

      Each participant will need to register with dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov no later than 5p on April 6, 2021. Each participant will be mailed 1 copy of the Project WET Sampler Guide to have for planning and peer teaching.

      April 20 and May 4, we will cover Project WET Online Resources/Sampler (discoverwater.org), The Ohio Environmental Education Fund and Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

      April 27 and May 11 are dedicated peer teaching hours, additional resources, and follow-up to everything covered during the learning sessions. It’s HIGHLY recommended to register in twos so each team can work together peer teaching. Register with someone from your own school or maybe an adjoining school district, park or SWCD. Sessions are limited to 12 participants. A detailed agenda will be sent to each participant with the Microsoft link to join each session.

      When registering, please list the address where you want your book mailed to:

      Name
      School District or Organization
      Address
      City and Zip

      The sampler guide, mailing costs and learning sessions are being provided by the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education free of charge.


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