Want to start planning your conference experience? The following is a list of the field trips, walks, activities, sessions, and research symposium presentations planned for the 2017 conference! More complete details will be available in the full conference program, coming soon.
Friday, September 29
Canoeing the Cape Fear's Story
Raven Rock Exploration
Early Childhood Nature PlaySpaces: A Raleigh TACO Sampler
It's Our Air
Excellence in EE: Using the NAAEE Guidelines
Geology of Agape: Agape is located on the Fall Line, the boundary between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain geographical regions. As such, there is a veritable plethora of geological wonders to behold! Join us on a hike as we visit a magnetite mine glory hole, quartz veins, Meditation Rock (it’s exfoliating!), and more. Led by Randy Bechtel and Mir Youngquist-Thurow. 8:30am-11:30am.
Historical Discovery Hike: Explore the trails of Agape while learning about the pre-Agape history. Log cabin, slave cemetery, WWII plane crash, moonshine… these are all part of the fascinating history of this land from when the first person to settle here after the Native Americans arrived. (Fun fact – his name was Peter Parker.) And, of course, there are many discoveries to be made of the natural world as we hike through a variety of ecosystems. Be ready for hiking about five miles over varied terrain. Located on the Fall Line and next to the Cape Fear River, Agape has a lot of hills, streams, and a variety of ecosystems to explore. Good hiking shoes and a water bottle recommended. Walking stick, cameras, and anything else to carry are optional. Led by Mir Youngquist-Thurow. 1:30-4:30pm.
Saturday, September 30
Sunday, October 1
Lessons from Research to Practice Rachel Szczytko Connecting Culture and Citizen Science Jessica Metz-Bugg Learning from each other: challenges and insights from scientist-educator networks Rebecca Lauzon Beyond the Standards Jessica Kellermann Program Evaluation Partnerships: Findings from NCSU and Muddy Sneakers Rachel Szczytko Effective Communication in Environmental Education Lisa Tolley How big is your tree? Renee Strnad Ten Games to Teach Leave No Trace That Your Participants Won't Forget Ruby Compton TheLand: A Resource Management Game Thomas Shepherd Trail Camera Mini-Workshop Tanya Poole, Kevin Hining Virtual Bioblitzes: Putting iNaturalist to Work For You! Chris Goforth Citizen Science Sampler: Projects You Can Implement at Your Site Ericka Hincke Incorporating Literacy in your outdoor education classes Tammi Remsburg Balance in the Estuary Rachel Bisesi Connecting Students to the World Through Explorer Backpacks Krista Brinchek Nurturing A Sense of Wonder Sandy Dixon Using Themed Discovery Packs to Facilitate Self-Directed Outdoor Learning & Play Kelly Cosby How to Build an Engaging Instructional Kit Lauren Daniel Best Practices to Connect Adults with Environmental Education Shelby Gull Laird Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Tips and Tricks of the Trade Mir Youngquist-Thurow The Leopold Society - Inspiring the Next Generation of Conservationists Michael Nye EE Activities for a Very Popular Planet Srijana Guilford Developing Curriculum Based Environmental Education Programs and Field Trips Thomas Randolph Story Stones for Educators Stacie Hagwood Marine CSI: Coastal Science Investigations Kimberly Belfer What on Earth Are We Doing? Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner Let’s Rock Our World Randy Bechtel Environmental Chemistry Dorothy Holley Keeping the Natural Sciences in STEM Martha Fisk
Expeditionary Science Outcomes and Best Practices Dottie Shuman, Misty Varnell, Blair Ogburn Ecological Knowledge and Cherokee Myth: What is proto-observation? Stacy Brooks Communicating With Schools So They Will Listen Ruby Compton How to Choose A Community Partnership Project for Your Environmental Education Certification Lisa Tolley Teaching Science with Technology: Using EPA’s EnviroAtlas in the Classroom Jenna Hartley
Research Symposium Posters and Presentations
- An Investigation of Teens' Connectedness to Nature after the MYLES of Science Program
- Can Intergenerational Transfer Lead to Increased Climate Literacy?
- Pathways from Outdoor Recreation to Connection to Nature
- Teacher's Decision Making Regarding Attending Climate Change Professional Development Opportunities
- A Scientist-educator Network to Improve K-12 Science Literacy
- Environmental Justice in North Carolina: Past and Present