50th Anniversary Celebration and the Annual EECO Conference

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For 50 years, educators from all over the state have been coming together for this conference, and we are thrilled to celebrate all those years of greatness, with many more to come. As educators, we see the future in front of us every day and we are privileged to have an influence in the lives of those we teach. This year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Looking To the Future”, will allow us to appreciate all of the goals that have been achieved over the last 50 years. It will be a chance to see how much impact we have made over that time so that we can continue the excellence we have already achieved, improve our ability to accomplish the mission of EECO, and our missions as educators: to nurture knowledge, ideas, engagement, and to bring people together to learn and grow in our natural world. Conference strands include:  Engaging Minorities in the Outdoors  Environmental Careers  Outdoor Education  Fundraising  Technology in Nature Conference highlights include:  Keynote from Judy Braus, Executive Director from the North American Association for Environmental Educa-tion on the future of EE across the continent.  Friday night fun and entertaining nature interpretation from author and naturalist Denny Olson!  Educational field trips to Native American Earthworks, Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center, the Buffalo Soldier Monument and more!  Graduate credit is available through Ashland University.  Registered Sanitarian credits are also available. Please join us for a fun, hands-on, and outstanding professional development opportunity! Early Bird Registration ends March 11th. Final Registration Deadline is March 24th.
Event date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Event location: 
Deer Creek State Park Lodge, Mt. Sterling Ohio