Register now for DAEE’s Fourth Annual statewide conference, to be held on Saturday, March 2nd at the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin. This year’s theme is “Immersed in Nature: The Environmental Education Experience.” Click here to view the program descriptions and to register.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Bo Hoppin, Interim Executive Director of the Friends of Young Achievers and Experiential Education Coordinator for Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School. Bo will also lead one of the conference workshops. Young Achievers is a urban K-8 school located in Mattapan Massachusetts. The school’s mission is to provide a high quality school experience for urban youth in science, math and social justice. The school uses experiential education activities that apply core classroom curriculum to the local environment and community as a central pedagogical strategy. Bo is working to support the No Child Left Inside Coalition to pass federal legislation to support environmental education in our nation’s schools. Bo also works in collaboration with a network of environmental education organizations in Boston to advocate for increased environmental, outdoor and hands-on learning in city schools.
Here’s a sample of some of the workshops and activities that have been lined up for the conference:
- Learning the Landscape through Letterboxing
- Outdoor Woodland Classroom
- Building a K-12 Environmental Program from the Ground Up: A Strategic Approach”
- Delaware’s MOST WANTED: Understanding the First State’s Nastiest Invasive Species
- Stream Adoption
- Nature Babies
- Nature Inspiring Art
- Coverdale Farm Tour field trip
- and… MORE!
Program descriptions and registration for participants, vendors and exhibitors are now online at http://2013daeeconference.eventbrite.com.
For more information, or to volunteer to help out with the conference, please contact the chair of the Conference Planning Committee, Kathleen Logullo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.