2017 Virtual Conference

Thanks to all our wonderful panelists, presenters, and consulting partners for making this virtual conference a reality! 

Recordings of all six presentations are posted below.

 

1. Webinars & Livestreamed Recordings

  • Webinars and Livestreamed events were recorded and are posted on each event under the Webinar tab, below.

2. Add Sessions to Interactive Proceedings

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Conference & Research Symposium

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Recording posted! Hear some of the highlights for the 2017 conference, including an overview of Tbilisi + 40, an update from our partners at Para la Naturaleza in Puerto Rico, members of the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP), a video highlighting the Call for Action, and an opportunity for you to vote on our collective priorities for the next decade.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:00pm to 3:15pm

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Recording posted! Panelists explore the highlights from the plenary panels of the 2017 research symposium, with an emphasis on the dynamism of the field within the context of responding to new horizons and challenges for researchers, research, and the NAAEE Research Symposium itself.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Recording posted! Youth Outside developed the Cultural Relevancy Series to ensure that organizations are working toward creating and supporting a culture that includes and celebrates difference. Check out this webinar presented by Rena Payan of Youth Outside and learn about the series and take away tips and tools to move your organization toward a commitment to equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Recording posted! NAAEE, in partnership with the US Forest Service, the Global Environmental Education Partnership, US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan, put out a search for 2017's top "EE 30 Under 30"—individuals around the world who are using environmental education in their communities to create change. Four of these exceptional individuals share their accomplishments, stories, and plans for the future—and leave us on a high note as we look forward to coming together for NAAEE 2018 in Spokane.

Date and Time:

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Forest school programs are becoming increasingly popular around the world. Here in Canada, new programs are initiated every year across the country; there are currently almost 50 programs listed on the Forest School Canada website and over 160 certified Forest School Practitioners. Very little research has been conducted on this educational approach. Through this doctoral research study, I aim to answer the following research question: "What environmental learning is occurring in Canadian forest schools and how does this learning relate to the ecological, cultural, and historical contexts of those places?". Guided by a common worlds conceptual framework, I will collect data such as an ecological inventory, program documents, interviews and child-led tours from three forest school sites within Canada. This research will contribute to the growing conversation about child-nature relations and the utilization of natural spaces in childcare provision.

Mobile and field technologies can enhance outdoor education for digital natives. Presenters will discuss hardware and software considerations of selecting technologies to engage today’s youth in the outdoors. Case study examples will include the Water Quality mobile app and Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) kits.

Over the past year, organizations have been applying the results from two surveys of EE related organizations in Wisconsin to inform their programming decisions. This includes a look at participation trends, economic impact, program evaluations, inclusion, accessibility, use of technology, land management, and professional development needs.

Come explore a resource-linked climate change concept map to learn more about causes, impacts, and solutions. Navigate to your areas of inquiry: vetted K–16 activities, effective instructional methods, science and engineering practices. Consider how a weather/climate strand map can support your work. Advise further development. Receive links to both maps!

The purpose of this study is to understand the performance and differences in knowledge, attitude, and behavior with respect to climate change, global warming, energy conservation, and carbon emission reduction in environmental educators who have been certified by Taiwan EPA since June 5, 2011, when the Environmental Education Act came into force.

The NOAA Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program is implementing a national evaluation system designed to inform seven diverse regional programs, serving approximately 3,600 educators and 48,000 students annually. Learn about how evaluation results are used to monitor and adjust program activities and support grantees in implementing best practices.

This workshop brings liberating creativities to life, introducing EE practitioners and researchers to arts-based educational research and program design. Together we explore justice and empathy, surface and value diversity through multiple ways of knowing, and engage with arts-informed ways of researching. We introduce arts-based approaches by sharing affirmations, theories, resources, approaches, examples, and practices to support your discovery. The four motivations for this work involve building inclusion and multiple ways of knowing, developing a critical lens, leveraging creativity to build capacity for handling complexity (from the Tbilisi Declaration), and creating brave spaces for research and program design. Theories explored include environmental justice, feminist materialism, Gaian lens, and intersectionality and brave spaces, as well as the approaches of just sustainability arts, socially conscious/engaged art, STEAM, and art as a spiritual practice.

Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies & Prescott College

Director Sylvie Rokab will share clips of the film Love Thy Nature - narrated by Liam Neeson - which takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty of our relationship with nature. She will discuss how her team and partners are igniting a nature-connecting movement in schools and beyond.

Environmental education can be a powerful tool for promoting skills and interest in STEM in an after school setting. This session was intended as an interactive opportunity to share examples of successful projects from a pilot after school EE grant program, as well as discuss how STEM-focused funding sources may be leveraged to support environmental education activities. Contact information for the presenters is provided for anyone who would like more information about the planned session discussion topics.

After years of ineffective recruitment of Hispanic youth at an ecology summer camp in rural Florida, a partnership with an employer started a customized camp for the children of the employees. Learn the story of why the partnership worked and what we’ve learned after three summers.

As we realize our deepening ecological crisis is a spiritual problem requiring a shift in our relationship to the earth, spiritual retreat centers are uniquely positioned to engage in this work. This session profiles how three Canadian environmental adult educators working at three different spiritual retreat centres are engaged in this important work in environmental adult education.

Teachers cite a number of barriers to teaching students outdoors, which can be mitigated through effective professional development in place-based environmental education. Gain insights into one successful program in which teachers integrate watershed-focused outdoor experiences into their curriculum, fostering opportunities to connect children with nature while meeting learning objectives.

Gray infrastructure is hard and angular. Green infrastructure is soft and rounded. Your students can transform gray into green, while learning myriad environmental concepts, life-long civic skills, and the practice of science and engineering. A bonus: improved water quality on your campus.

Exciting ecological research happening across the Americas provides meaningful resources for learners to more fully understand their local environment in relevant ways. Utilizing the Long Term Ecological Research Program’s network resources, and the Next Generation Science Standards EQuIP rubric, we will demonstrate the effectiveness of ecological phenomena to naturally provoke higher-level thinking.

The Wikiwatershed.org community toolkit features STEM resources to promote systems thinking, data collection, and interactive technologies, including online Model My Watershed GIS modeling, EnviroDIY stream sensors, a micro site runoff simulation, Monitor My Watershed, international Leaf Pack Network, the Water Quality mobile app, scientific data gathering processes, and watershed curricula.

The Wildlife Immersion and Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) Program provides paid employment for culturally- and economically-diverse teens from under-supported communities in Jacksonville, Florida. Hear from the staff of this award-winning program to find ways to create nature connection, leadership development, and opportunities to promote diversity in EE in your own community.

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  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
    October 19, 2017
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  2. Affiliates
    Affiliates
    October 19, 2017
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  4. Higher Education
    Higher Education
    October 19, 2017
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  5. Research & Evaluation
    Research & Evaluation
    October 19, 2017
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  6. Global EE
    Global EE
    October 19, 2017
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  7. EE Central
    EE Central
    October 19, 2017
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  8. October 18, 2017
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  9. Sustainable Communities
    Sustainable Communities
    October 17, 2017
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  10. Conservation & Behavior Change
    Conservation & Behavior Change
    October 16, 2017
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  11. Guidelines for Excellence
    Guidelines for Excellence
    October 16, 2017
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  12. EE Central
    EE Central
    October 10, 2017
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Walter E. Jeske Award

Higher Education Educator of the Year

K-12 Educator of the Year

Outstanding Affiliate Organization

Outstanding Contributions to Research in EE

Outstanding Service to EE

Rosa Parks and Grace Lee Boggs Outstanding Service

Nina Andrascik

Age: 17
Canada


Nature Canada's Women for Nature Initiative
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Saymanti Bandyopadhyay

Age: 28
India

Education Officer
Centre for Environment Education
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Lowery Becker

Age: 26
United States

Education Coordinator
Friends of the Rappahannock
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Fadwa Bouhedda

Age: 23
United States


National Park Service
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Connel Bradwell

Age: 26
Canada


Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society
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Lauren Brois

Age: 27
United States

Director of Residential Programs
Energize NY
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Ya-Ling Chang

Age: 28
Taiwan

Environmental Project Manager
Global Environmental Enhancement Incorporation
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Davy Clark

Age: 28
United States

Education Coordinator
Nisqually River Foundation
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Leah Davidson

Age: 23
United States


Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
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Danielle Diuguid

Age: 28
United States

Senior Knowledge and Learning Manager
Education Outside
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Nicola Fitzsimons

Age: 30
United Kingdom

Community Development Officer
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful
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Marquese Fluellen

Age: 17
United States

W.I.L.D. Ambassador
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
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Martin Huber

Age: 28
Austria


WWF Austria "Generation Earth" www.generationearth.at
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Carlos Lerma

Age: 26
United States

Community Programs Coordinator
Nature Kids Lafayette
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Xoni Ma

Age: 30
Hong Kong

Founder and Education Director
Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong
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Hannah MacDonald

Age: 21
United States


NOAA, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Michigan State University, EarthEcho International, Spartan Sierra Club
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Elham Nasr Azadani

Age: 29
United States


Chaarbagh Nature School
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Adam Ratner

Age: 29
United States

Guest Experience Manager
The Marine Mammal Center
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Roland Richardson

Age: 28
United States

Development Officer, Conservation
The National Recreation and Park Association
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Quinn Runkle

Age: 26
United Kingdom

Education for Sustainable Development Programme Manager
National Union of Students (UK)
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Kayla Soren

Age: 19
United States

Executive Director
International Student Environmental Coalition
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Leandra Taylor

Age: 25
United States


Merge Coalition
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