Outdoor Learning Symposium

Save the Date 


Saturday, October 26

at the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School


Registration now available!

Click here to view the conference program.

Click here to register.


The Council Of Outdoor Learning Presents a Day of Outdoor Education Sessions.

The Council Of Outdoor Learning (COOL) proudly presents the 2019 Outdoor Learning Symposium (OLS).  The conference takes place on Saturday; October 26, 2019 at the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School.  The cost is $40 for members of the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia and $60 for non-members, which includes a one year membership to EEA.

OLS is an annual fall event intended for private and public school teachers, PTA volunteers, youth organization leaders, resources agency educators, nature center instructors, camp counselors, and all interested volunteers from across the state, providing opportunities for networking ,sharing lessons learned,  exciting outdoor teaching ideas, and strategies for taking students outside.  This year's Symposium will provide sessions on Georgia reptiles and amphibians, Georgia geology and biogeography, garden math, citizen science, and much more. 

The Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) (www.eealliance.org) is a professional education and networking association for educators across Georgia. EEA supports environmental educators in Georgia to promote a statewide culture of environmental literacy and stewardship.  As an affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education, EEA works to promote environmental education by providing opportunities for members, schools, organizations, and the general public to get involved through the annual EEA conference, Outdoor Learning Symposium, Butterfly Symposium, and other special events. The Council of Outdoor Learning is a committee of EEA and is responsible for the Outdoor Learning Symposium. 

About the Council of OUTDOOR LEARNING

The Council of Outdoor Learning (COOL), an initiative of the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia (EEA), is a coalition of organizations and individuals who share an interest in the design, development, maintenance, use, and longevity of outdoor classrooms. COOL serves teachers, parents, principals, and community volunteers as a resource link, providing up-to-date training and information to those interested in building and using outdoor classrooms.


2019 Conference Program

 Outdoor Learning Symposium Program


2019 Conference Registration

 2019 Outdoor Learning Symposium Online Registration Form


Daniel planting in the gardenDonate to the Recycle Store at OLS!

The Outdoor Learning Symposium is excited to have the Recycle Store open for donations.  Clean out your closets and cabinets of teaching materials past and bring them to the conference.  There will be two tables set up for you to drop off these materials.  We are asking that if you shop at the recycle store that you make a donation to EEA.  

Outdoor Learning Symposium Resources 

Want to re-visit that fantastic session from this year or last?
Visit our Symposium Resources page for session information and handouts from previous events.