Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference (SEEEC)
March 10-12, 2017
Touch of Nature Environmental Center would like EEAI members to join us for the Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference (SEEEC). This three-day conference is open to students, teachers (formals), environmental educators (and other non-formals), and others interested in environmental and experiential education.
Speakers include educators from Chicago's Adler Planetarium, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, US Forest Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and many more formal and non-formal educators from across the region.
A variety of certifications, concurrent sessions, and field trips will be offered. Paddle through Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge with guides, or learn how to lead interpretive programs from a canoe at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Get certified in the new Climate Change module for Project Learning Tree, or learn about running dip netting programs on macroinvertebrates. Teachers, join us to hear the experiences of other formal educators who have integrated environmental education into their classroom lessons, or learn how to utilize GIS with your students. Eat a meal with an SIU researcher and rub shoulders with environmental education rock stars! Learn from a variety of educators at this multi-generational event.
Several programs and workshops offered during the event will focus on the upcoming solar eclipse, which graces southern Illinois on August 21, 2017.
Conference registration is $100, with lodging options ranging from $20-$75. (Food is included. Registration and lodging fees cover two nights and three days. Field trips, certifications, and PDHs may incur an additional fee.) Keep an eye on the ton.siu.edu website for conference registration, which will be opening soon!