Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 28 Feb 2019

    Please consider nominating an individual or organization that provide great Environmental Education in Ohio.

    Categories are below.  You can download the nomination form here

    __  Finlay-Johnson Award - given to an EECO member for making a significant or outstanding contribution to EECO.

    __  Christy Dixon Award - given to a young professional who has contributed significantly to environmental education in Ohio.

    __  Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of formal education - given to a preschool, elementary, middle school, high school or college teacher, administrator or curriculum specialist for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.

    __  Outstanding Environmental Educator in the field of nonformal education - given to a nonformal educator for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Ohio.

    __  Outstanding Volunteer Award - given to a volunteer who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

    __  The Charley Harper Award - given to a artist  who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to environmental education in Ohio through various forms of art.

    __  Organization Award - given to a business or organization that has made a significant contribution to environmental education in Ohio.

    __  Publications Award - given to a publication that has made a significant contribution to the public understanding of an environmental issue(s). 

    __  OhioAlliance for the Environment Award – given to a business or industry that is dedicated to fostering a climate of cooperation for resolving environmental problems. 

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Mohican State Park Lodge as part of the 52nd Annual EECO Conference

    Are you a teacher currently conducting research related to wildlife and/or wildlife habitats with high school students?

    Are you a high school student involved in wildlife-related research?

    Or maybe you're a wildlife professional or wildlife enthusiast? Join us for this unique event.

    The 3rd Annual Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium is a place to learn more about the wildlife-related research that is taking place in high schools around Ohio in a professional and supportive environment. 

    Registration is now open.  

    Agenda will be posted soon.

    Please send questions to:

    Jen Dennison, Wildlife Education Coordinator, ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

    outdoor.education@dnr.state.oh.us or 1-800-WILDLIFE.

    We know there are a lot of great research projects out there and we want to promote them. We hope to see you there!

    Student Wildlife Research Symposium Sponsors include:

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center

    Welcome to the 52nd Annual

    Environmental Education Council of Ohio


    April 4-7, 2019

    at Mohican State Park Lodge 

    CEUs and College Credit Available! 

    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 will be held until March 4, 2019.   Lodging Information -Mohican State Park Lodge

    3116 OH-3, Londonville, OH  44842 ; Reservations - (419) 938-5411

    Ask for the “EECO Conference” room rate.
    Room Rates for Queen, King and Bunk: $115.00 per Night Per Room- Lodging is not included in the conference registration fee. 

    Conference strands include:

    • Stewardship, Conservation and Responsibility

    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), Outdoor Learning, & Careers

    • Adventure and Outdoor Skills

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

    Conference highlights include:

    • Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium - 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 second annual research symposium for high school students. $35 for adults, $25 for students, includes lunch.

    • Friday Evening Entertainment/Educational Opportunity TBA
    • EECO Kids Conference 2019 - Schedule to be announced soon

      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! A $10 fee per child will be charged at registration. Lunch is not provided. Children’s meal tickets will be available at the registration table.

    • Saturday Lunch Keynote: Britt Ahart, Star of the History Channel Reality Show, Alone

      Ohio Native, accountant, and true adventurer, Britt Ahart, has been a participant on two seasons of the TV show, Alone. Through these experiences he has spent months surviving in the wilderness with nothing but the contents of a small backpack. During this interactive talk Britt will lead discussion and answer questions about his experiences. Bring your questions and curiosity to hear about the adventures of a lifetime!

      Visit https://www.history.com/shows/alone for more information on Britt and the Alone show.

    • Educational field trips to OSU Mansfield Ecolab and Microfarm, Camp Nuhop, and Sunday the Mohican Discovery Forest Tour.
    • Graduate credit is available through Ashland University.

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

    Early Bird Registration ends March 4.  Online Registration ends April 1.

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

    Download the Full Conference Registration Packet here. 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 Amanda Kriner, Conference Chair, at
    419-884-3764 or akriner@richlandcountyoh.us for assistance.


    We look forward to seeing you at Mohican State park!


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