Annual Conference

SEEA Conference logo5th Annual Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance Conference and Research Symposium

Exploring the Richness of EE: Your Practice, Profession and Partnerships

March 3-5, 2017
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Buford, GA

EEA is very excited to be hosting environmental educators from across the southeast region this year in conjunction with our annual conference.  We have added several exciting components to our event and invite you to join us in celebrating 25 years of our professional association in Georgia. 

New this year:

  • Regional Research Symposium
  • Friday Evening Movie and Game Night!  (Beer & Pizza)  For your entertainment and education, Tom Mills of GreenShortz will present a selection of videos ranging from renewable energy to water conservation to recycling.  Then join in the lighthearted, competitive fun of SEEA Family Game Night - if you are up to the challenge enter the Environmental Education Scrabble Tournament!  Bring your best EE words for extra points!
  • Live auction, book signing, and photo booth during Saturday evening Sip & Stroll
  • 1st Annual Buzzard Run 5K Trail Run
  • Sunday Family Fun Day

As in the past, we will have the EEA Store and Exhibits, Buzzard Hike, and silent auction. 

Calling Exhibitors!
We invite you to exhibit at the conference and share resources with other educators.  The exhibit hall will be open Friday, 3/4 – Sunday, 3/6.  Cost: $25 + registration. Set up is Thursday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 p.m. or on Friday morning from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakdown begins at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. One 6’ table will be provided. Bring your own table cloth. Electricity is not guaranteed. 

Keynote Speaker - Christopher Uhl
Christopher Uhl

Christopher Uhl is a professor of Biology at Penn State.  In his own words, Uhl explains his teaching philosophy:  "... teaching grows out of my experiences as a learner.  Looking back over my learning history, I note that often my true "classrooms" and best "teachers" have shown up ion daily life, not in formal education settings.  ... Learning for me has been synonymous with living, a realization congruent with John Dewey's view that humans learn best by doing!"

Read more about Christopher Uhl here


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Registration is Now Open!

Full registration includes:  Access to all sessions and events for the Friday Research Symposium, the Saturday Conference, & the Sunday Family Fun Day, coffee and light breakfast all three days, Friday lunch, Friday evening social, Saturday awards lunch, Saturday evening social, one free guest to attend the Sunday Family Fun Day and a discounted rate to participate in the Buzzard Run 5K Fun Run (with t-shirt!) on Sunday.  Wow! 

Friday only registration includes:  Access to all sessions and events at the Friday Research Symposium, Friday breakfast and lunch, and the Friday evening social.  

Saturday only registration includes:  Access to all sessions and events at the Saturday conference, Saturday breakfast, the Saturday awards luncheon, and the Saturday evening social.

Sunday Family Fun Day only registration includes:  Access to all sessions and events at the Sunday Family Fun Day and Sunday breakfast. 

Conference Rates (click on the appropriate link to register):

Full Research Symposium and Conference Registration

Members - $175
New/Renewing Members - $200
(includes one year membership in EEA)
Student - $150

Friday or Saturday Only Registration Members - $90
New/Renewing Members - $115
(includes one year membership in EEA)

Sunday Family Fun Day Only Registration

Can be included with a Friday or Saturday only registration. 
You do not have to fill out two forms.

Individual - $10.00
Two People - $20.00
Family (3 or more people) - $25
Special Event Only Tickets Friday Evening Social - $30
Saturday Awards Luncheon - $25
Saturday Evening Social - $30
Sunday Buzzard Fun 5K Fun Run - $25
Exhibitor Only
Must exhibit Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 
Includes Friday and Saturday breakfast and lunch.
Exhibitor Contract Provisions
For questions, email









A block of rooms has been reserved and the deadline extended to February 10th:
Courtyard Mall of Georgia
1405 Mall of Georgia Blvd
Buford, GA  30519
678-714-0248 (Ask for Roni Fleischer or email her at

King - $114
Queen/Queen - $124
plus 13% tax and $5 statewide fee.
Cancellation or amendment to the reservation within 72 hours prior to arrival may result in a one night plus tax penalty.