2016 PAEE CONFERENCE
Breaking Bad, Creating New
March 14th - 16th
The Inn at Pocono Manor
Join us for the EE Capacity Meeting on Wednesday, March 16th
The focus of EE Capacity is to promote diversity in educators (both formal and non-formal) and audiences to broaden environmental education opportunities in Pennsylvania. At this post-conference meeting, we will review our strategic plan and accomplishments in 2015, and give an overview of the five EE Capacity projects for 2016. If you’re interested in learning how you or your organization can work to promote diversity, we want you to join the conversation as part of our Community of Learners. Registration is included on the 2016 Conference Registration Form under Wednesday workshops. There is a $15 fee to cover the cost of lunch.
U.S. House & Senate Pass the Every Student Succeeds Act
In December, the U.S. House & Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act. The bill replaced the No Child Left Behind Act and includes language that encourages teachers and schools to take advantage of the educational, social and health benefits that environmental education can provide. Additionally, it positions environmental science as STEM learning, and makes additional grant funding for environmental education programs available to states. Click here to read the press release from the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators is the state affiliate organization to NAAEE.
Call for Conference Exhibitors
All exhibits will be located near the hustle and bustle of the conference where there will be plenty of foot traffic and opportunities for attendees to stop by and network, review the vendors exhibits and displays, and to talk to representatives at the tables. Each class change will provide you with an audience who will be able to patronize your stand.