Presentation topics can be diverse and may or may not relate to winter, but should relate to one of the following:
STEM, Arts, Environmental Literacy, 21st Century Skills or Careers and the Environment. We encourage possible session topics that include ways of getting students reconnected to nature, interested in Environmental Careers as well as using the outdoors as a teaching tool.
Session Descriptions and Schedule click here
Friday- February 3, 2017
6:00 – 7:00pm Conference Registration and Room Check–in Location: Library
7:00 – 10:00pm Welcome/EECO Update/ Environmental Careers Location: Dinning Hall
Current events and programs going on with EECO and partnering organizations. Environmental Career Program Update and Career Bingo! New information and be prepared to win some great prizes!
Lisa Rainsong holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is a member of CIM’s music theory faculty. Lisa also earned a Naturalist Certificate from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. She now teaches bird song and insect song classes across Ohio and does her own field recording for these programs. In addition, she does field research on crickets and katydids – research work that is done primarily by ear. Her recordings and photos can be found on her blog, Listening in Nature at listeninginnature.blogspot.com.
Singing Winter into Spring
Have you ever noticed that the first spring bird songs begin as early as late January? Our year-round residents have started singing to claim their territories and advertise for mates, and it’s actually the best time to begin learning bird song. Familiarizing yourself with their songs is much easier before the migrants and summer residents create a complex ensemble that sounds like everyone’s singing at once!
Saturday – February 4, 2017
7:30 – 8:00am Morning Hike -optional
8:00 – 9:00am Registration for Day Participants
8:00 – 8:45am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am Concurrent Sessions I
10:10 – 11:10am Concurrent Sessions II
11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch/Afternoon optional hike
1:15 – 2:15pm Keynote
2:30 – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions III
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 4:45pm Concurrent Session IV
5:00 – 6:30pm Dinner, evaluation and Resource Distribution