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
    Register

    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:



    • 01 Feb 2019
    • 02 Feb 2019
    • Camp Nuhop, Perrysville
    Register

    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 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


    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.  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


    Sense of Place: Joe Brehm and Sarah Fisher

    This session will focus on examining our own senses of place,as well as on methods and opportunities for sharing our senses of place with students. Participants will take a Sense of Place Quiz, analyze the results, and read and discuss passages from select nature writers. We will also discuss the importance of sense of place in today’s complex world. We will also take a short walk at Camp Nuhop   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 and Conference Center
    Register

    Welcome to the 51st Annual

    Environmental Education Council of Ohio

    Conference

    April 4-7, 2019

    at Mohican State Park Lodge 

    Conference strands include:

    • Stewardship, Conservation and Responsibility

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

    • Adventure and Outdoor Skills
                   

    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.    

    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

     

    The EECO room block will be held until March 4, 2019.  

    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!

    Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors, which include:

     

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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