Environmental Education Council of Ohio


Upcoming events

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 20 Jun 2018


    We are going to be offering the program again in the summer, the week of June 18th.  If you are interested and able to participate during that week, please let Jennifer Bucheit (Jennifer.Bucheit@dnr.state.oh.us) know. 

    EECO's EE Certification Program is back.  
    The week-long workshop will highlight:
    Foundations of Environmental Education
    Environmental Literacy
    Planning and Implementing EE
    Professional Responsibilities for the field of EE
    Assessing EE
    Networking with professionals from all over the state.

    Old Woman Creek Reserve in Huron, OH will be the host of the workshop.

    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 21 Nov 2017

    2018 EECO Conference Call for Presenters
    "On board with Environmental Education"

    April 12-15, 2018 • Maumee Bay State Park

    Note:  Presenters using technology should bring all equipment necessary for their session. This includes audio and video equipment, laptops, projectors, cables, and cords.
    Proposal Guidelines
    Proposals may be submitted until November 20th and will be rated according to the following criteria:
    • The presentation should inform participants about proven practices or innovative new ideas for teaching environmental education concepts.
    • The proposal should clearly explain what will occur during the session.
    • The proposal should describe how participants will be engaged in the content being presented.
    • The target audience for the presentation should be clearly identified (teachers and grade levels, administrators, agency staff, etc.)
    • The presentation should demonstrate scientifically accurate content.
    • The proposal should provide multiple sources of information when possible.
    • The presenter should demonstrate a variety of opinions and, when possible, solutions to any environmental issues presented.
    • The presenter should be able to maintain a safe environment for the participants at all times.
    Lake Erie and Water Education: Presentations may focus on Lake Erie and educating students and adults about stormwater, nutrient loading or other issues relating to water.
    STEM & Careers: Presentations in this strand should focus on programs and projects that inspire students to pursue an environmental career paths, as well as the resources that are available to make those connections to existing and future careers in the environment.
    Strategic Growth for Organizations: Presentations should focus on strengthening, improving and sustaining organizations and their environmental education programs.  Topics may include funding and philanthropy, staff development and volunteer coordination.
    Outdoor Education and Natural History:  Presentations should focus on opportunities, technologies, and techniques to help participants learn more about the outdoors and their local environment.
    Sustainability and Energy: Presentations in this strand may address energy sources and uses as well as how energy choices affect our lives.
    Please submit your session proposal by returning the attached application by November 20, 2017 to be included in the program. Electronic submissions are preferred and greatly appreciated. Please return submissions to Jeff Montavon, Ohio EPA - OEE, 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215 or email jeffrey.montavon@ohio.epa.gov. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeff Montavon at 614-644-3671.  You will be notified of the status of your proposal in November.  Thank you for your submission and we look forward to working with you!

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 31 Mar 2018
    • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center

    When: April 12, 2018 9:00am to 4:00 pm

    Where: Maumee Bay State Park in conjunction with the 51st Annual EECO Conference

    Sponsored by the ODNR-Division of Wildlife and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

    Please send the attached proposal form to:

    Jen Dennison

    Wildlife Education Coordinator

    ODNR-Division of Wildlife


    Proposals will be accepted until November 17, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will occur by December 1, 2017.

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