Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education

AGENDA (DRAFT)


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pre-conference Professional Workshops

  • Environmental Educator Certification – Strand 1
  • American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Training
  • Reconnecting Students to their Waste Generation + Landfill Tour



Friday, October 6, 2017

8:00/9:00 am- Noon        Professional EE Workshops

  • Mindful Ecological Literacy: An Educational Primer for Peace & Ecology
  • Strategies for Enhancing Diversity & Inclusion in Formal & Informal EE
  • Energy Tour: Mid-Michigan's Diverse Offerings
  • MEECS:  Revised Energy Unit
  • Reducing Invasive Species in MI While Addressing NGSS & Social Studies Standards


Noon:      Lunch at Food Court in Bovee University Center; on your own

12:00-5:00 pm                 Book Fair and Silent Auction OPEN!
 
1:00 pm       Conference Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome by MAEOE Presidents
  • Board Introductions
  • CMU Guest Speaker - Bob Frost, CMU Department Chair – Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration
  • MAEOE: A Year in Review


2:00 -4:45 pm      Breakout Sessions (3, 45 min. blocks – rooms and times TBA) 

  • Building Community Conservation Capacity through the Michigan Conservation Steward’s Program
  • Learning from Experience: Diversity in the Outdoors Panel
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
  • Expanding Your Invasive Species Education Toolbox
  • Voices for New Policy for Great Lakes Literacy Education in MI
  • Native American's Use of Rocks in Michigan
  • Take Flight with Citizen Science Programs
  • Invasive Monsters of the Deep
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom: Creating Appreciation & Acceptance of Diverse Learners in the Outdoor Classroom
  • Giant Michigan Floor Map & Curriculum
  • Film Making: Sharing Classroom Experiences with your Community
  • Going Wild for Michigan's Wildlife!
  • Corporate Lands for Learning


 
6:00 – 9:00 pm    Offsite networking/buffet at Hunter’s Ale House’s Cask Room – 4855 E. Blue Grass Rd.; pre-paid tickets collected at door

 
Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:00 – 1:00 pm      Book Fair and Silent Auction OPEN!

8:30 – 8:45 am      Morning Announcements
 
9:00 –   10:45 am     Breakout Sessions (45 min – rooms and times TBA) 

  • 7.5 Billion & Counting: Population Education for the Classroom and Nature Center
  • Breakout EDU (Escape Rooms for learning!)
  • Timber Wolf Alliance's Educational Resources on Great Lakes Gray Wolves
  • Spark Some Kindling! Starting your Michigan School Forest Project


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9:00 – 10:45 am     Extended Breakout sessions (105 min – rooms and times TBA) 

  • Archery for Youth
  • Mathemitizing Biodiversity: Using Species Accumulation Graphs
  • School Yard BioBlitz


11:00 am – Noon  Keynote Speakers:  MAEOE Then, MAEOE Now, MAEOE Forever!

Noon                      Lunch – provided by MAEOE on site; field trips start promptly at 1:00      

1:00 pm                 Book Fair and Silent Auction CLOSES!

1:00-4/4:30 pm     Field Trips

  • CMU Adventure Center Climbing Wall & High Ropes Course
  • Vestaburg Bog & Bird Banding
  • Ziibiwing Center Tour & Native Plant Walk
  • Hiking and Interpreting Deerfield Nature Park
  • Paddling the Chippewa River through a Pristine Landscape

                                
 5:30-6:00 pm         Past-President & Board Reception - ONLY

 6:00-6:45 pm         Pre-Banquet Reception (everyone invited)

 7:00 pm                  Awards Dinner

 8:00 pm                  Awards Ceremony       

 9:00 – 12:00pm     Hospitality Suite Open (Comfort Inn – 2424 S. Mission St.)


Sunday, October 8, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 am    Morning Announcements with NEW MAEOE President

9:00 – 9:30 am    State of the State’s Environment & Natural Resource

Michigan DEQ – Tom Occhipinti, Environmental Education Director
Michigan DNR – Kevin Frailey, Education Services Manager

9:30 – 9:50 am   Closing “Ceremony”

10:00 – 11:45 am         Breakout Sessions (45 min – rooms and times TBA) 

  • Guiding Urban Students Towards Environmental Stewardship
  • Best Practices of Captive Animal Husbandry 
  • Open Your Senses to Nature
  • Grass River & the Field Guide to Northwest MI


1:00 – 4:00 PM    Post-Conference Field Trips (tentative)

  • ​Camp Rotary Climbing Tower and High Ropes







​​2017 MAEOE Annual Conference​​