EE Expo

Environmental Education Expo

Pipevine swallowtail butterfly and EE Expo

Environmental and Outdoor Education Professional Development Conference

AEEA’s EE Expo is the leading statewide professional development conference focusing exclusively on environmental and outdoor education. Consisting of hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, and field trips, EE Expo is a great learning and networking opportunity for classroom teachers, non-formal educators, college students, and conservation professionals from across the state. Exhibits feature resources and programs available for Arkansas educators. The silent auction showcases Arkansas-made goods, education resources, and sustainability-focused products as a means to fund the AEEA mini-grant program. EE Expo brings together diverse attendees in some of the most beautiful locations that Arkansas has to offer.

 

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

EE Expo 2021, Engaging in Your Environment, focused on citizen science projects.  Mary Ford, Director of Professional Learning at the National Geographic Society, gave the keynote presentation, “Cultivating an Explorer’s Mindset Through Citizen Science and Environmental Education.”  You can read her amazing bio here.  Additional speakers from across the state spoke on a wide range of citizen science projects involving students, community groups, and indvidiuals.  

Session Topics

~ Effective Group Engagement Through Student-centered Learning Strategies
~ Citizen Science and the GLOBE Program
~ Junior Wildland Firefighter Program
~ Introduction to iNaturalist Program and Seek
~ Arkansas Monarch Mapping Project
~ Invasive Plants of Concern in Arkansas
~ Community Science is FOR THE BIRDS!
~ Engaging the Public through Secchi Day, an Environmental Education Program on Beaver Lake
~ Utilizing Native Plant & Pollinators in an Outdoor Living Lab
~ Citizen Science — Lake and Reservoir Water Quality Monitoring

Conference Sponsors

Oak Tree Level
~ Arkansas Project Learning Tree

Maple Tree Level
~ Boston Mountain Solid Waste District
~ FTN Associates
~ Ozark Society Foundation
~ Ross Foundation

Pawpaw Tree Level
Arkansas Master Naturalists Foothills Chapter
~ Arkansas Recycling Coalition

Custom Level
~ Pisces Foundation
~ Acorn Naturalist 
~ Central Arkansas Water
~ DRKB Solutions

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