The Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is pleased to partner with Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to present our 2018 annual conference: 

EE is Everywhere: Conversations on the Crucial Role of Environmental Education in our Changing World  

March 22, 2018 (9am – 4pm) at Yale University’s

Kroon Hall in New Haven, CT

Register today to participate in meaningful conversations and become inspired by current work in environmental education!

Keynote speaker Anne Umali, North American Association for Environmental Education’s (NAAEE’s) Project Manager, ee360, will join us! Anne has over 17 years of experience working in conservation education, extension, and training. She was the national coordinator for the EECapacity Project from 2010-2016. Anne builds collaborative relationships with project partners and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with respect to policy, program planning and implementation, evaluation, outreach, and finances.  Previously she worked at the National Audubon Society developing and managing the Conservation Leadership Fellows Program of TogetherGreen, Audubon’s 5-year $20 million innovative conservation program in alliance with Toyota. Before Audubon she worked at the Department of Environmental and Conservation Programs at the Field Museum of Chicago as the International Programs Manager for education. She organized EE training and natural resources use workshops for forest communities within a newly established 3.4 million acre protected area in Bolivia’s super diverse Amazon region. Her first experiences with EE began in Ecuador where she was a Natural Resources Peace Corps Volunteer.

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We invite you to submit your proposal for sessions that go beyond curriculum and provide opportunities for attendees to think deeply about where we are and how we can move our profession forward, together. While all proposals are welcome, we are particularly interested in hands-on sessions that truly engage the audience, ignite meaningful conversation and highlight the innovative and unique ways Environmental Education is infused and can be infused into all aspects of our society. We are also looking for proposals that support one or more of our 3 tracks: 

1. Green LEAF schools and Schoolyards as Safe Greenspaces
2. Youth leadership and the future of Environmental Education in CT 
3. What is Impact: creative metrics and embracing data driven EE
 
Sessions led by youth are encouraged. The conference will also feature several field trips that will highlight the innovative work of educators in New Haven so place-based New Haven proposals are also encouraged. 
 
We hope attendees leave with an expanded vision of the role of environmental education in Connecticut and a plan for collaborative action in their own communities. 
 
You may submit a proposal by filling out the form below. Please note that slots are limited and priority will be given to proposals that truly adhere to this year’s theme and tracks, and offer a new perspective. Preference will also be given to proposals that are hands-on, low-tech and active. 
 
 
Proposals are due by Wednesday January 31, 2018
 
Decisions will be announced by Feb 15, 2018
 
Questions? Contact Jill, our Conference Chair, at conference@coeea.org.
Thank you,
your COEEA Board

The Board of Directors of COEEA is passionate about the environment and the quality of life for us now and in the future. In lieu of a spring conference in 2017, we took action to protect the environment. Were you at the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. on April 29th?
 Thank you for those of you who were in DC on the 29th, taking action for the environment and for a better quality of life.
 
-Your COEEA Board of Directors