GEHC

2016 EEA Annual Conference

Registration is now open!

We would like to invite you to the 2016 Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia Annual Conference, taking place at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center in Buford, Georgia on March 4-5, 2016. This beautiful LEED Gold certified building features hands-on science, cultural and natural history exhibits, nature trails, and outdoor classrooms. As part of your attendance, you will be able to explore the educational displays and picturesque grounds and fully experience everything this amazing facility has to offer.

The Annual Conference is intended for both formal and non-formal educators. This year's conference features a wide variety of hands-on sessions, inspiring outdoor activities and countless opportunities to network with fellow educators.  

EEA is pleased to announce that Charles Seabrook will deliver the keynote address on Friday. Charles Seabrook retired from the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in 2005 after 34 years as a science/environmental writer. He continues to write on a contractual basis his popular weekly column, Wild Georgia, which runs every Saturday in the AJC's Living section. He is the author of three books, Red Clay, Pink Cadillacs and White Gold (1995), Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses (2002) and The World of the Salt Marsh (2012). Seabrook is the recipient of many journalism and conservation awards, including the R.S. "Rock" Howard award, the highest environmental award given by the state of Georgia. 

Register now!

Special early-bird pricing is in effect until February 15, 2016. Register soon to save $20 off standard pricing. 

Full conference registration for current EEA members is $135 (HURRY! Only $115 until 2/15/16)
Non-members can add $25 to include a one-year EEA membership. Student discounts available. 

2016 Sessions and Activities 
Schedule at a Glance

 

Our conference theme is Growing Green with the Next Generation. 

This year's conference will explore tools and techniques for building and sustaining environmental education programs that are impactful, innovative and relevant. We ask that presentation proposals be submitted under one of four thematic strands that characterize this year’s conference. Each strand explores a different aspect of the work we do to advance environmental education.

Supporting Our Programs
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Fundraising, grant writing, budgeting, program evaluation, staff and volunteer management, working with boards, collaboration and partnerships, coalition building

Extending Our Reach: Distance learning, training other educators, developing curriculum/toolkits, reaching out to underserved audiences, creating new learning spaces, bringing the outdoors in

Keeping Current, Looking Ahead: Next Generation Science Standards, emerging issues, integrating technology, cultivating future environmental leaders

Exploring EHC: The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center is a LEED Gold certified building and features hands-on science, cultural and natural history exhibits, nature trails, and outdoor classrooms. Fully experience everything this amazing facility has to offer.  

 

EEA Conference Reflections

 

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Past Conference Resources

Check out resources from past conferences.