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September 14, 2016
The Excitement is Building!
The conference is approaching quickly, and the excitement is building! There’s still time to join us for intriguing keynotes, engaging sessions, the Research Symposium, exhibits, workshops, field trips, networking opportunities, and so much more! Don’t miss out; sign up now!
Conference & Research Symposium Schedule on the App
NAAEE’s mobile app provides a fully searchable up-to-date schedule of sessions. Download the free CrowdCompass Directory from your app store, and search for “NAAEE” to add the app to your mobile phone or tablet.
The Stapp Scholarship Auction is one of the primary ways in which we raise money to support conference scholarships. The more great items we have to sell, the more scholarships we can provide, and your donations are key!
Please bring your donations—ceramics, jewelry, T-shirts, memberships, gift cards, vacation homes, consulting services, and more—to the auction office at Counter 2. Or you can ship them in advance to: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, ATTN: Betsy Parker, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona, WI 53716. Bidding starts Wednesday night and continues through the gala on Friday evening.
Connect with us on social media, @NAAEEStaff, to get the latest news and updates on #NAAEE2016
August News from the Natural Start Alliance
Read about ancient support networks and how we can help today's children spend more time outside, learn how St Louis's first forest school is mapping its parks, check out images of the recent Nature-Based Preschool National conference in St Paul, and catch up on lots more news!Read more >
EE in the Every Student Succeeds Act - New Opportunities in K-12 Education
NAAEE's Director of Advocacy and Affiliate Relations, Sarah Bodor, will speak about the Every Student Succeeds Act and opportunities it provides for the field of EE in the next edition of our monthly webinar series on Wednesday, September 28 at 3:00 ET.Read more >
Why we don't need more environmental organizations.
Charles Orgbon III, a University of Georgia student and CEO of Greening Forward, observes in his Huffington Post blog that the well-intented effort to create more environmental organizations negatively increases competition in the field, dilutes effectiveness of the movement and confuses the general public. Instead, existing environmental organizations need to be more effective in collaboration and cooperation, be more responsive to new people and new ideas, and retain data on what works and what doesn't.Read more >
UL Innovative Education Award Program Announces 2016 Winners
In collaboration with North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), the UL Innovative Education Award program champions excellence and innovation in youth programming that uses the environment as pathway to STEM learning. The winners of the program's second year have been announced.Read more >
What if every kid got to go to summer camp … during the school year? Oregon could be the first state to fund “outdoor school” for all
Our director of policy, Sarah Bodor, is quoted in this article from the Hechinger Report on Oregon's plans for outdoor education as part of the traditional K-12 school curriculum.Read more >
Join the Discussion
eePRO groups will meet during Friday's lunch break at the conference and—whether you're a current member or want to develop new networking opportunities—you are encouraged to bring your lunch and join in!
eePRO at the Conference
Visit the NAAEE exhibit for info on our jobs database, how to build-out your eePROfile, join a group, and check out the new eePRO tutorials.
Download the Conference App
Set up your personal schedule for the conference on the mobile app. Download the CrowdCompass Directory from your app store and search for "NAAEE2016" to use the conference mobile app.
Webinar Series: Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE
September 28 at 3:00 EDT. EE in the Every Student Succeeds Act - New Opportunities in K-12 Education: Sarah Bodor, NAAEE's Director of Advocacy and Affiliate Relations
Natural Start Conference Highlights
The 2016 Nature-Based Preschool National Conference drew participants from across North America to St. Paul, Minnesota. See highlights from conference host Dodge Nature Center.
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