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EECOM 21 Research Symposium, April 21st (Online)

Hello everyone! I wanted to share about the upcoming Research Symposium taking place online April 21st as part of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education & Communication (EECOM) Conference.

The conference kicks off with a Research Symposium featuring some of the leading researchers and educators from Canada and around the world on April 21 and an opportunity to provide input on identifying and prioritizing a national Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE) research agenda. Come learn and share with over 25 presenters focused on embedding all things ESE into teacher education!

We would love to have members from this NAAEE eePRO Higher Ed group attend! Registration for both the Research Symposium and Conference has been very well received so far and to keep momentum going we have extended the Early Bird Registration deadline until March 19th.

Following the Research Symposium will the general EECOM conference - Canada’s largest annual national environmental education conference! Join us for three days of dynamic sessions and workshops focusing on four themes: City as Classroom, Indigenous Education, EcoJustice Education, and Water Education. We’ll also be bringing you three inspiring keynote addresses: a powerful and free public Earth Day kick-off by youth activist Larissa Crawford; a special co-presentation from Indigenous artists Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch; and a deep-dive into climate justice with Julian Agyeman. In addition to over 100 presenters across 70+ sessions, attendees will experience lively and unique opportunities to safely socialize with other passionate members of the EECOM community through a variety of “Nuit Verte” social events. From a vegan cooking class to a guided organic beer-tasting, this is one conference you won’t want to miss!
Learn more, view the schedule and speakers, and register your spot now for both the Research Symposium and the general Conference at ecoschools.ca/eecom.

Looking forward to meeting members of the group and having you join us for this exciting event!

Four colourful images representing the four themes of the EECOM conference - city as classroom, water education, Indigenous education and ecojustice education - with text in the middle of all four images reading "EECOM 2021 - Register now!"
Promo for the EECOM 2021 Online Environmental and Sustainability Education Conference

Hi Becca - the conference is entirely online. Sadly COVID derailed our in-person plans but one great thing about having it online is that we can have a lot more people involved and reduce air travel emissions for research- and conference-related travel. We've also secured carbon credits to offset our environmental impact for increased need for tech :)