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    • 01 Feb 2019
    • 02 Feb 2019
    • Camp Nuhop, Perrysville
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    Winter Snow – Creative Ways to Teach STEM

    EECO Winter CONFERENCE February 1 & 2, 2019

    Presentation topics are diverse and if possible relate to winter, but will 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, or that use the outdoors as a teaching tool.

    The Sessions and Scheduled Form can be downloaded here.

    Full conference (Friday-Saturday, 2 meals, snacks, and lodging) : Member $85 and Non-member $125

    Saturday Only (2 meals no lodging): Member $45 and Non-member $85

    Student Full Conf.: $50 ; Sat Only $30

    Presenter Full Conference: $55


    Schedule and Session Descriptions

    Friday- February 1, 2019

    6:00 – 7:00pm              Conference Registration and Room Check–in      Location: Library

    7:00 – 10:00pm            Welcome/EECO Update and Group Session   Location: Dinning Hall

    A night with down on the Farm with ants!  Carrie Elvey, Senior Naturalist at the Wilderness Center        Fun, interactive night of ant Farms! Ants are everywhere, easily collected, and make great classroom study animals. Learn to build an ant farm and identify the main groups of ants. Explore a variety of ant activities to enhance your curriculum for grades k-12. 

    ***Bonus – Make your own ant farm party! Saturday night, $15 additional cost. TWC will provide all the materials and each participant will go home with their very own ant house.

    EECO Update: Current events and programs going on with EECO and partnering organizations. 


    Saturday- February 2, 2019

    Saturday Keynote: Tom Roig, Owner/Operator Valley Road Outfitter’s      

    The Iditarod Adventure

    Nothing says “Winter Snow” like dog sledding and the Alaskan Iditarod! Join Tom Roig of Valley Road Outfitters in Shreve, Ohio for a fascinating talk about his 20,000 miles of dog sledding experience that included qualifying for the world-famous Iditarod which he completed twice. Tom has had extensive experience guiding wilderness dog sled tours in the north, as well as canoe adventures in Florida. Experience the dogs, sled, equipment, stories and the thrill of the ride.


    Saturday – February 2, 2019

      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 –   1:30pm         Lunch/ Keynote

      1:30 –   2:15pm         Afternoon Optional Hike or Networking by the fireplace

      2:30 –   3:30pm         Concurrent Sessions III

      3:45 –   4:45pm         Concurrent Session IV

      5:00 –   5:30pm         Evaluation, and Resource distribution 


    Session I Presentations:

    Ants in the Classroom : Carrie Elvey, Wilderness Center

    Ant are everywhere, easily collected, and make great classroom study animals. Learn to build an ant farm and identify the main groups of ants. Explore a variety of ant activities to enhance your curriculum for grades k-12. Any Age– Library


    Getting Little Feet Wet: Dennis Clement, Ohio EPA

     (2 Hour Session) Released in 2017, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum.  The curriculum features 11 activities designed for students in Preschool - Grade 2.  Each workshop attendee will receive the curriculum and learn ways to use the activities.  Participants will also receive a Project WET Music CD.  Dennis Clement, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency-Dining Hall


    Session II Presentations:

    Getting Little Feet Wet- Continuation: Dennis Clement, Ohio EPA

     (2 Hour Session) Released in 2017, Getting Little Feet Wet is Project WET’s early childhood curriculum.  The curriculum features 11 activities designed for students in Preschool - Grade 2.  Each workshop attendee will receive the curriculum and learn ways to use the activities.  Participants will also receive a Project WET Music CD.  Dennis Clement, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency-Dining Hall


    Sense of Place: Joe Brehm and Sarah Fisher           

    Description to added later.   Library  



    Session III Presentations:

    Grant Writing 102: Jeff Montavon, Ohio EPA

     (2 Hour Session) Learn how to avoid common mistakes applicants make when developing grant applications as well as develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will be discussed during this session. Library


    Mouse House Survival Challenge: Dave Snider, Retired Teacher

    Dave Snider returns and invites you to explore the concepts of conduction, convection, and radiation as you try to have your “mouse” survive the brutal winter in the house you build. Dining Hall


    Session IV Presentations:

    Grant Writing 102- Continuation: Jeff Montavon, Ohio EPA

     (2 Hour Session) Learn how to avoid common mistakes applicants make when developing grant applications as well as develop realistic objectives, activities and budgets. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund will be discussed during this session. - Library


    Snow TarpJosh Dyer, Crawford Park District

    Participants will try to figure out "Who dun it?" by the clues left behind in the snow.  This nature C.S.I. program is a great indoor activity that helps develop observational skills when tracks, scat, and other animal signs are encountered Dining Hall

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • Mohican State Park Lodge

    EECO 2019 Annual Conference

    "Say Yes to New Adventures"

     

    April 4-7, 2019 • Mohican State Park

    Strands:

    Stewardship, Conservation and Responsibility: Presentations in this strand can focus on anything that teaches future care for the environment or current environmental practices.

    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), Outdoor Learning, & Careers: Presentations in this strand should focus on programs and projects that translate curriculum into the outdoors, inspire students to pursue environmental career paths, or resources that are available to make connections to existing and future careers in the environment.

    Strategic Growth for Organizations: Presentations should focus on strengthening, improving and sustaining organizations including: funding, staff, volunteers, and program development.

    Adventure and Outdoor Skills:  Presentations should focus on opportunities that give participants useable skills to for exploring the outdoors in new or exciting ways.

    More information including registration will be coming soon!

Past events

20 Sep 2018 EECO 2019 Annual Conference - "Say Yes to New Adventures"- CALL FOR PROPOSALS
24 Jul 2018 EECO Tours - July Tour
17 Jun 2018 Ohio EE Certification Program
12 Apr 2018 Registration is Open for the 2nd Annual Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium
12 Apr 2018 Registration is Now Open for the 51st EECO Annual Conference!
02 Feb 2018 EECO Winter Conference: Winter Snow - Creative Ways to Teach STEM
30 Oct 2017 EECO 2018 Annual Conference - On Board With Environmental Education - CALL FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED!
30 Oct 2017 EECO Winter Conference - Creative Ways to teach STEM in Winter CALL FOR PROPOSALS
06 Apr 2017 Registration is Open for the 1st Annual Ohio Student Wildlife Research Symposium
06 Apr 2017 Registration is Now Open for the EECO Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary!
28 Mar 2017 EECO 50th Anniversary T-Shirt
03 Feb 2017 REGISTRATION: Winter Snow Conference- Creative Ways to Teach STEM!
18 Nov 2016 Call for Proposals for the Student Wildlife Research Symposium
18 Nov 2016 EECO 50th Annual Conference: Call for Proposals
08 Oct 2016 Save the DATE: The "101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard"
05 Jun 2016 Educator's Week at Camp Oty'Okwa
01 Apr 2016 Exhibit at the 2016 EECO Conference
01 Apr 2016 REGISTRATION: EECO Annual Conference 2016
01 Apr 2016 REGISTRATION: Half Day Friday at the EECO 2016 Annual Conference
05 Feb 2016 REGISTRATION: Winter Snow Conference- Creative Ways to Teach STEM!
09 Apr 2015 EECO Annual Conference Thursday Forum
09 Apr 2015 EECO Annual Conference 2015
06 Feb 2015 Winter Snow- Creative Ways to Teach STEM!
27 Mar 2014 EECO Annual Conference 2014
11 Apr 2013 EECO 46th Annual Conference
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