Environmental Education Expo 2021
Connecting to Your Environment – AEEA’s Environmental Education Conference
AEEA’s EE Expo will be virtual this summer, and we are very excited about the speakers and topics to be covered. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting to Your Environment,’ where we will focus on community science (also called citizen science) projects in Arkansas.
Community science involves individuals of all ages in authentic scientific research. This allows researchers to gather data across a broader region and a longer time frame than they might otherwise be able to without the help of volunteers. Thousands of community science projects exist around the world. They cover a variety of topics; across seasons; inside or outside; at home, at school, at a library. Join us in learning more about the projects in Arkansas, how to use them with your classroom or community group, and how these projects benefit our communities. Together we can make a difference!
Registration and a schedule will soon be released. You can mark your calendars now for July 20 – 21, 2021 from 8:00 am to noon each day.
The annual 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.