Workshops

Pre-conference workshops allow for in-depth exploration of timely topics in environmental education. Discover new curriculum activities, strategies for teaching about issues, and addressing diversity and inclusion in the field, and more. 

Morning Workshops

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Building a Stronger and More Inclusive Movement

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Price: 

$15

Equity, diversity, and inclusion work is a rewarding, iterative process that includes building awareness, gathering information, developing visions, planning, and action. This workshop offers a safer space for deep learning, honest exploration, open dialogue, and exploration of dimensions of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our lives, our relationships, and our work. This workshop is partially supported by ee360.

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Building Equitable Partnerships with Underserved Communities to Implement Environmental Education

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Price: 

$55

Through humor, the arts, and storytelling we will explore the role of partnerships in the implementation of equitable environmental education projects in underserved communities. Based on community-based participatory research by communities historically excluded from the sciences this workshop will uncover barriers and opportunities for achieving real impact in practice.

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Environmental Ethics as Everyday Action

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Price: 

$35

Environmental ethics is a process requiring ongoing attention, and such values-deliberations should be part of environmental education leadership. Together in this session, participants will engage in pedagogical dialogue and activities focusing on ethical aspects of people with environment relations, with the aim of fostering sustainable communities and developing global citizens.

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Teaching Instructors to Use Evidence and Explorations

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Price: 

$35

When outdoor science is taught as discovering mysteries around us, and attempting to explain them, it ignites curiosity about interacting with nature. We’ll model how to teach instructors to lead inquiry outdoors, to evaluate strength of evidence and how teaching language of science can contribute to social justice.

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The GLOBE Program and Eco-Schools: Intersections in Science and Sustainability

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 12:00pm

Price: 

$60

Hear from a local school who is driving school sustainability by doing science through The GLOBE Program. Learn about GLOBE science and Eco-Schools at this interactive presentation. Conduct a GLOBE field investigation using the Eco-Schools Watersheds audit and develop an action plan to engage the entire school community.

Full Day Workshops

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Diving Into Water Issues: Create Your Own Deliberation Guide

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Price: 

$75

Use the new Environmental Issues Forums publication, Let’s Talk About Water, to create your own issue guide for public or classroom deliberation. You’ll also learn how to apply this “issue framing” process to other problems, and use Let's Talk About Water as an educational tool.

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NAAEE Affiliates' Workshop

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Price: 

$48 - For Affiliate Staff and Board Members/Leaders

Join other leaders of NAAEE's affiliates—the 56 state, regional, and provincial associations that support EE professionals and organizations throughout North America. Focusing on building capacity, sharing successful practices, and learning innovative strategies, the workshop will help affiliates' staff and board members raise their impact on EE in their state and region.

The Road to NAAEE Higher Education Accreditation: A Map for Success

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Price: 

$48

This workshop provides critical information for universities interested in becoming a NAAEE Distinguished College and University Program. It includes in-depth review of standards, strategies for incorporating them into curriculum, sample assessments and models with faculty members who have completed applications. Participants should bring laptops and documents to begin the process. This workshop is partially supported by ee360.

Afternoon Workshops

Climate Change Community-Level Solutions: Moving from "Me" to "We"

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: 

$35

Join the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation as we demonstrate how to dive into the most important part of the climate change discussion—solutions! Learn research-based techniques that move concerned citizens from individual actions to community-level solutions that help us solve climate change together.

Designing for Change: Connecting EE Research and Practice

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: 

$15

Ever wondered what research suggests about the role of hope in pro-environmental behavior? Or about fostering environmental attitudes? Join us to explore strategies for integrating research findings like these, and others, into your programming using engaging and collaborative activities from design-thinking. We’ll include a train-the-trainer element so you’ll learn how to coach others to incorporate EE research in their programming. This workshop is partially supported by ee360.

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Integrating Civic Action into EE: The Earth Force Process

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: 

$30

Join Earth Force to learn practical steps to easily incorporate student-led civic action into your organization’s environmental education programming. This workshop provides hands-on training in Earth Force's Community Action & Problem-Solving Process, a six-step framework that combines the best of civic engagement, environmental education, and project-based learning. This workshop is partially supported by ee360.

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Moving the Field Forward: Equitable and Inclusive Workforce Development

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: 

$35

The Outdoor Educators Institute was developed in 2012, to ensure that young adults from traditionally underrepresented communities had access to employment opportunities in environmental education. We will share our findings, explore challenges and successes, and discuss moving the environmental education field forward, through equitable and inclusive workforce development programs.

Using Citizen Science and Food Webs to Ask Ecological Questions

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Scientists in Panama are tracking jaguars and their prey using trail cameras in the tropical rainforest of Darién. Use free resources from HHMI BioInteractive to model how to use food webs, trail camera photos, and real data to make observation and ask testable scientific questions about the Darién ecosystem. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to the session. This workshop is free due to the generous sponsorship of HHMI BioInteractive.