49th Annual EECO
April 1-3, 2016
Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
To reserve your room please call 1.800.AT.A.PARK (282-7275) OR 419-938-5411.
EECO Room rate of $109.00 for rooms at Mohican! The room block is held until January 30th.
Deadline to register for the conference at the Early Bird rate is March 21st!
Join us at the fabulous Mohican Lodge and Conference Center for the 2016 Environmental Education Council of Ohio Annual Conference.
Click here to view or print off program.
Your conference registration includes meals and supplies but does NOT include lodging.
College Credit and Sanitarian Hours will be provided for this conference.
2016 EECO Conference
“Exploring the World with Environmental Education”
April 1st-3rd, 2016
Mohican State Lodge and Conference Center
Join us in Mohican Country as we “Explore the World with Environmental Education” at the 49th Annual EECO Conference. Attendees have the opportunity to renew and reconnect with fellow educators of all kinds. Whether formal or informal, volunteer or paid staff, new or experienced, we offer you an opportunity to learn new techniques, ideas and share experiences. No matter what your environmental education setting is, this conference aims to help create new experiences in all fields.
What will you do?
*Hike through the Mohican Forest
*Learn how to build support for your organization
*Use the Mohican Country to experience using the outdoors as a teaching tool
*Tour local recycling facility, factory and solid waste facilities
*Tour parks, school programs and local environmental programs
*Build your knowledge about the natural world
*Connect EE to STEM and Careers
*Expand your knowledge with our CAREER PANEL
Giant Salamanders Around the World Greg Lipps shares his experiences with giant salamanders around the world and Ohio’s giant salamander, the Eastern Hellbender. He explains what’s being done to reverse the dramatic decline of Hellbenders right here in Ohio. Greg Lipps is the Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Coordinator for the Ohio Biodiversity Con-servation Partnership at Ohio State University.
Conference strands include:
- Using the Out-of-Doors as a teaching tool: The outdoors is a great place to teach all areas of the curriculum and all age groups. Why should we take students outside? Feature methods, activities and/or research
- Environmetal Education, STEM and Careers: Importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the role of EE in STEM and Career education
- Natural History: Exploring the natural world – building knowledge about life science, physical science and earth science
- Finding Funding: How are EE professionals around the state funding their activities, building a donor base, grant funding, partnerships and building capacity
Special thanks to our event sponsors:
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the
Ohio Environmental Education Fund
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife