Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • 4C for Children, Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St. Dayton 45404

    What is resiliency and why is it important to build this skill in our students? Discover how time spent in nature help children grow
    in this area. Participants will cooperatively create a nature activity continuum and find new ideas while making plans to grow.
    You will discuss the methods and strategies to help including nature in your days and create an individualized plan to achieve it
    Early Childhood Educators, Ohio Approved Pending. FREE

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kiser Elementary School, 1401 Leo St., Dayton, OH 45404

    Volunteer Opportunities

    School Garden Tour Series

    Are you interested in starting a garden at your school? Join us for tours of Dayton-area schools. Talk with educators about how they got started and how to incorporate the gardens into the curriculum. Learn more about the Five Rivers MetroParks' Green Schoolyard program and other resources for educators.

    Kiser Elementary School Tour

    1401 Leo St., Dayton, OH 45404
    Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 to 7:30 PM

    Kiser Elementary, one of our first Seedling Schools, features 13 raised beds, an outdoor learning area, an outdoor natural/sensory play area, and a native prairie. Learn how they got started, how they incorporate the gardens in to their curriculum, and how they've used community partnerships to help with their outdoor space. Register online.

    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • CET, 1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214-2890

    Growing Up WILD Workshop/PBS Resources Workshop--Hamilton County

    Growing Up WILD/PBS Resources Workshop-Hamilton County

    Thursday July 25, 2019  6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: CET, 1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214-2890

    Cost: $30 workshop fee.  Workshop materials are provided free of charge by the ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

    Pre-registration is required.  Contact Ricardo Ang with CET at rang@cetconnect.org or 513-345-6566 for more information or to register.

    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Wesleyan MetroPark, 1441 Wesleyan Rd, Dayton, OH 45406

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Growing Up WILD Workshops

    Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is Project WILD's early childhood education activity guide. It builds on the learning styles and interests of young children to foster an interest and appreciation of wildlife and the natural world around them. A variety of activities build positive impressions of nature while aiding children's cognitive growth and development. This workshop is perfect for those working with children ages 3-7, and does qualify for ODJFS Ohio Approved credit.


    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH

    Environmental Education for Early Childhood Workshop (Growing Up WILD, WET & PLT)-Licking County

    The last of a 6-day series of educator trainings in Licking County, the Environmental Education for Early Childhood workshop will include Growing Up WILD, PLT's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, and Project WET's Getting Little Feet Wet curriculums all in one day!

    Wednesday July 31, 2019  8:30am to 4:00pm  

    Location: Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH

    Cost: $5.  Register online at https://forms.gle/VXiFDteFkd2QhJ9YA

    This workshop is eligible for Ohio Approved credit.  Graduate credit is available for the series.  

    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 07 Aug 2019
    • Gwynne Conservation Area, London, Ohio

    Wild School Site Workshop For Educators

    Aug 6-7, 2019

    Gwynne Conservation Area, London, Ohio

    Join us at a two-day workshop for educators on how to create,

    maintain, and utilize your outdoor spaces within your curriculum.

    There will be three strand topics to choose from on each day.

    Day 1 - 9:00am—4:00pm

    - Outdoor Classroom Design & Management

    - Ecology & Natural Resource Management

    - Programs & Activities

    Day 2 - 9:00am—4:00pm

    - Species Identification

    -Meeting Standards through Outdoor Education & Adventure

    - Grant Writing 101

    Cost is $40 for both days or $20 for one day. Registration fee includes materials, instruction, and lunch.

    To register contact Madison SWCD at 740-852-4003 or brian.hackett@oh.nacdnet.net. Register by Aug 2nd, 2019.

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • Wildwood Metropark, Toledo

    Healthy Water Healthy People Water Quality Educators Guide 

    Healthy Water, Healthy People/ Level 1 Data Collector

    August 8, 2019

    Wildwood Metropark, Toledo

    • 08 Aug 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ohio State University
    Register

    What we will do:

    • Visit the Olentangy Wetlands Research Park and the Olentangy corridor to explore restoration projects,

    research, and learning opportunities on Ohio State’s campus

    • Enjoy a three-mile canoe tour of the site and projects along the 2013 Scioto River downtown Columbus

    dam removal, which added 33 acres of new greenspace for Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and Columbus Recreation and Parks


    For the itinerary download the flyer here


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Natiowide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43210


    Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative Symposium

    August 22, 2019

    Ohio Expo Center, Columbus

    Knowledgeable Speakers, Including:

    • Rob Davis, Director of Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh-Energy
    • Adam Baker, PhD Candidate, Department of Entomology at University of Kentucky
    • Brock Harpur, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology at Purdue University

    Reed Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University

    Cost: $45 includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

    www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-ohio-pollinator-habitat-initiative-symposium-tickets-61306418147

    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Ottawa SWCD in Oak Harbor

    Grant Writing Workshops

    The Ohio EPA Of ice of Environmental Education offers grant writing workshops around the state throughout the year.

    • Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder. Prospecting tips to help you identify foundations, corporations, and government grant programs, and how to approach different kinds of grantmakers.
    • Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal. How to avoid common mistakes applicants make, and develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. OEEF will be referred to during this session.
    Upcoming 101/102 workshops

    September 5, 9 am - 3:30 pm at the Ottawa SWCD in Oak Harbor

    October 3, 9 am - 3:30 pm at Belmont College in St. Clairsville

    Contact Dennis.Clement@epa.ohio.gov to register.

    • 05 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • pin Cox Arboretum MetroPark 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45449

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    Many teachers do project based learning units throughout the year, so lets share great examples of outdoor, nature-based PBLs that you could do no matter what grade level you teach! We will explore examples for different seasons, tried and true by area teachers! The first half of the evening will quickly highlight a variety of PBL ideas, and during the second half you will get to dive deeper into the PBL of your choice! Register Here: https://www.metroparks.org/programs-events-finder/?program_number=B451&api=programs&type=program

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • pin Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45414

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    Teachers will discover new ways to incorporate birds around school into the classroom experience! Learn about citizen science opportunities, take bird feeders back to your school, and receive ODNR bird field guides! These are great networking events for educators for all grade levels and subject matters, not only science. Grab an educator friend and spend an evening at Five Rivers MetroParks! Register here: https://www.metroparks.org/programs-events-finder/?program_number=B449&api=programs&type=program

    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Belmont College in St. Clairsville

    Grant Writing Workshops

    The Ohio EPA Of ice of Environmental Education offers grant writing workshops around the state throughout the year.

    • Grant Writing 101: Finding the Right Funder. Prospecting tips to help you identify foundations, corporations, and government grant programs, and how to approach different kinds of grantmakers.
    • Grant Writing 102: Writing a Winning Proposal. How to avoid common mistakes applicants make, and develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. OEEF will be referred to during this session.
    Upcoming 101/102 workshops

    September 5, 9 am - 3:30 pm at the Ottawa SWCD in Oak Harbor

    October 3, 9 am - 3:30 pm at Belmont College in St. Clairsville

    Contact Dennis.Clement@epa.ohio.gov to register.

    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 11 Oct 2019
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport, 2886 Airport Drive Columbus, Ohio 43219

    27th Annual TIE Conference

    October 9-11, 2019

    Completely FREE for Ohio Educators! 

    Click HERE for the TIE Conference Agenda

    *NEW LOCATION!!*

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport

    2886 Airport Drive Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Science Education is Critical for the Future of Ohio’s Youth!

    The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s Teachers, Industry and Environment (TIE) Conference is an exciting "hands on" experience for Ohio’s 3rd through 8th grade science educators and is completely free through the support from the chemical manufacturing industry.The TIE Conference provides educators with a wide-range of science experiments and classroom tools that create interesting and entertaining lessons for students.

    • The TIE Conference is aligned with state science teaching standards for STEM curriculums.
    • Participating educators have the opportunity to visit a working facility that produces sophisticated chemicals for the health care and personal products industries.
    • The TIE Conference materials provide educators with an abundance of information on the resources available to them, most at no cost.
    • Hands-on demonstrations and experiments provide educators with interesting and exciting tools that are easily adaptable to the classroom.
    • The TIE Conference provides networking opportunities for educators to share experiences and ideas with other educators.
    • Educators have direct interaction with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and representatives from the chemical manufacturing industry.
    • Graduate credits from Ashland University available (optional for all participants).

     WANT TO ATTEND THE 27TH ANNUAL TIE CONFERENCE?

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!   

    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia, OH

    101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard Educators Conference

    Saturday, October 12th

    at YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia, OH

    Optional events on Fri Oct 11 and Sun Oct 13.


    $30 for all 3 days Includes all sessions, programs, meals, and overnight accommodations.

    Scholarships and discounts available.


    Email Dave Moran to register dmoran@daytonymca.org


    This event made possible by YMCA Camp Kern, the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, and the Ohio Environmental Education Fund .

    The “101” Conference is THE weekend outdoor education experience designed to inspire teachers and outdoor educators with creative ways to provide exciting learning experiences. Enjoy meaningful large and small group sessions, excellent company, and fine eating.

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 19 Oct 2019
    • Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, KY

    Educating for a Just and Sustainable Future

    Research Symposium: October 15–16, 2019
    Annual Conference: October 16–19, 2019

    Lexington Convention Center
    Lexington, KY

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 01 Feb 2020
    • Camp Nuhop, 1077 Township Rd 2916, Perrysville, OH 44864

    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 05 Apr 2020
    • Hueston Woods State Park

    EECO 2020 Annual Conference

    “EE 2020 The Vision of the Future”

    April 3-5, 2020

    Hueston Woods State Park

    More information including registration will be made available later in the year.

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