The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The hotel is situated on environmentally protected land, is contemporary with two on-site restaurants, indoor heated pool, FREE Airport shuttle transportation, plus is within easy access to Philadelphia's top-rated attractions.
The theme of this year’s conference – Cityscapes & Greenscapes – highlights how environmental education intersects and/or spans varied landscapes, urban, suburban, rural and green spaces in between. Over the years, the environmental education space has grown from just "greenscapes," to now becoming a foundation for outdoor recreation, conservation initiatives, "green" city planning, STEM education and more; so, it's time to highlight these methods of connection through presentations at the Conference.
Presentation sessions are limited to 75 minutes in length and we welcome interactive workshops, multi-speaker presentations, round tables and/or panels. Each year PAEE provides high-quality sessions that give attendees experiences to take back and apply to their practices, programming, facilities, partnerships and staff. Presentations and workshops should be interactive, engaging and fun, applying best practices in environmental education and interpretation.
*NEW for 2019: "LIGHTNING TALKS." If you or your organization has a proven EE success that you can quickly showcase within 15 minutes, this is your opportunity. We would pair up three presenters with similar strands/themes in this model, allowing each to speak for 15 minutes, then allow about 15 minutes for combined Q & A. Presenter pairings for Lightening Talks will be handled by the conference committee.
Presenters are expected to register and pay to attend the conference for at least one day. Conference scholarships and volunteer opportunities are available, though limited. If such is needed, please note that in your application. DEADLINE for presentation proposals is Monday, January 14, 2019.
Attendance at previous PAEE Conference's has reached 150 or more, and includes experienced and novice non-formal educators, naturalists, school teachers, principals, early childhood educators, students, industry professionals and retired individuals. Interested: Continue to "Next" Section to learn about Conference Strands and Complete Submission Application