Environmental Education Expo 2021
Engaging in Your Environment – AEEA’s Environmental Education Conference
Tuesday, July 20 8:30 am to noon &
Wednesday, July 21, 8:30 am to noon
Join AEEA and educators from around the state for a virtual environmental education and outdoor learning conference. A key component of environmental education and outdoor learning is taking lessons from the classroom to the community. This year’s conference focus, citizen science, embraces this community connection.
Who should attend?
~ Classroom teachers (Professional development hours are available.)
~ Non-formal educators
~ Volunteer naturalist
~ Museum and library staff
~ Camp leaders
~ Anyone interested in citizen science for themselves or their family
We are excited to announce Mary Ford, Director of Professional Learning at the National Geographic Society, will open our conference with her keynote presentation, “Cultivating an Explorer’s Mindset Through Citizen Science and Environmental Education.” You can read her amazing bio here.
Speakers from across the state will focus on citizen science projects in Arkansas. Citizen science (also known as community science) involves individuals of all ages in authentic scientific research. Citizen science projects cover a variety of topics; across seasons; inside or outside; at home, at school, at a library. Citizen science offers an avenue for hands-on learning, improving observation skills, enjoying the world around us, and contributing to collaborative projects. Join us in learning about the projects in Arkansas, how to use them with your classroom or community group, and how these projects benefit our communities!
A limited number of scholarships are available for registration. Priority will be given to first time attendees of an AEEA Environmental Education Expo. If you are interested in this option, please contact Sophia Stephenson at 501.773.1107 or email@example.com before purchasing a ticket.