Upcoming events

    • 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 -ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE!!   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 Night Speaker:  Why did it take 12 years for Pleasant Hill Lake Park to open after the dam was completed? Why did two villages around the lake disappear from the face of the earth? Whatever happened to the park’s airfields?

      These questions and more are answered in the speaker's program based on his book, “Pleasant Hill Lake Park, Making Memories, 1938-2018 and Beyond.”  The speaker/author, Louis Andres, retired from ODNR  after 33 years of service, served as park managers of Malabar Farm and Mohican State Parks until his retirement in 2013.  A book, co-authored by Louis Andres and retired journalist Irv Oslin,  is described as a casual history in a scrapbook format, the book commemorates the 80th anniversary of the completion of Pleasant Hill Dam in 1938. The book is a collection of photos, newspaper clippings, MWCD archives, and accounts from local historians, neighbors, and people who worked — and even lived — in the park. Copies of the book will be available for $10 each at a book signing after the program. Louis Andres will have copies of the book will be available for sale ($10 each) with the author personally signing the books.

    • 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 18th.  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!


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019

    52nd Annual EECO Conference- Display Space 

    April 4-7, 2019
    Mohican State Park Lodge and Conference Center

    EECO Organizational Member           Fee $100 non-refundable

    EECO Sponsor                                    Fee $0

    Organizational Non-Member              Fee $200 non-refundable

    Entry Fee includes one six foot tableNo additional space is available.

    Please return this application and Entry Fee (if applicable) by March 20, 2019 to download the form click here

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 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 Student Wildlife Research Symposium will take place on Thursday April 4, 2019 at the Mohican State Park Lodge in Perrysville, Ohio. This symposium kicks off the annual EECO Conference and highlights wildlife-related research taking place at high schools around Ohio throughout the past year. 2019 presentations and posters include impacts of microplastics on freshwater ecosystems, mammal and bird species diversity in reclaimed mining areas, surveying wildlife with digital cameras, water quality studies, and more. This year's keynote is Jim Reding, Granville High School science teacher, who will talk about the impacts of high school student research on future conservation efforts. Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for students and can be completed online at https://eeco.wildapricot.org/event-3208444 Contact the Division of Wildlife's Education Coordinator at 1-800-WILDLIFE or outdoor.education@dnr.state.oh.us for more information. Registration deadline is March 29th. The symposium is co-sponsored by the ODNR-Division of Wildlife and EECO-the Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

    Registration is now open.  

    Agenda can be viewed here.

    Paper presentation abstracts can be viewed here.

    Poster presentation abstracts can be viewed here.

    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:

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • Mohican State Park Lodge

    Need College Credit, CEUs or just want to have some fun?


    Try…EECO Tours - April Tour


    Mohican State Forest

    This tour will be a wealth of information on forest management and species diversity! We will begin with a tour of the discovery forest, led by division of forestry staff, and complete the day in search of wildflower on one of Mohican’s most diverse trails! *Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather, we will spend the whole time outside!

    When: Sunday, April 7th    

    Cost: $25.00  


    8:45am            Meet at Mohican State Park Lodge near the front desk

    9am                 Carpool to Discovery Forest for a guided tour

    12:00p             Lunch (bring your own brown bag)                             

    12:30p             Wildflower hike on Hogback Ridge Trail

    2pm                 Complete hike and carpool back to park lodge

    For more information you can contact: Amanda Kriner at akriner@richlandcountyoh.us   or   419-884-3764

    (To be eligible for college credit you will need to attend at least 3 EECO Tours.  We will be offering 4 tours, one per season.)

      Download the flyer the tour here.

      • 15 Jul 2019
      • 19 Jul 2019
      • Old Woman Creek - Huron, Ohio

      We are going to be offering the program again in the summer, the week of July 15th.  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.

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