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Annual Conference

 

The 2019 Annual Utah Environmental Education will be held November 8-9th 2019 at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center in Farmington, Utah! Registration and proposal submissions open Tuesday, September 3rd! - Click here to register! Click here to submit a conference proposal.

 

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The Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) has been hosting the Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference since 1989.

The conference is 2-3 days chock-full of breakout sessions, workshops, round table discussions, and outdoor field trips!

The conference includes a statewide focus that caters to a variety of participants including: novice and experienced environmental educators, PreK-12 in-service and pre-service educators, non-formal/community based educators, outdoor enthusiasts and leaders, agency representatives, staff and volunteers from non-profit organizations, higher education personnel, students, and interested members of the community. For more information, please contact director@usee.org.

2019 Conference Theme:  Every Kid Outdoors

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2019 Conference Strands:

  • Naturalist Know-How: Understanding Utah Habitats

    While much of our conference focuses on the process of environmental education, this strand gives us the opportunity to dive into the content knowledge that supports excellent environmental education programming. We are fortunate to be able to host this conference at the Eccles Wildlife Education Center, with ample outdoor space to explore the plants, animals, and other ecosystem components that make Utah habitats special. We are seeking conference sessions that give participants hands-on experiences outdoors and allow them to come away with a deeper understanding of Utah’s natural history.

  • Looking Forward: New Ideas in Environmental Education 

    This strand is all about the practices and tools that allow us to move the field of environmental education forward in our schools and institutions. This includes partnerships, new program ideas, and innovations in materials and methods of teaching. We are seeking conference sessions that go beyond simply sharing the program or partnership you have built. Participants should come away with not only new ideas, but ways they can build their own partnerships, tools for developing new programming, or information on where they can find resources in their community.

  • Equitable Access to Nature 

    We know that to realize the goal of “Every Kid Outdoors,” there are many complex elements we need to consider. Every kid (and adult!) has their own unique set of experiences, circumstances, and knowledge to share. To ensure equitable access to nature, we must identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented full participation of groups that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in environmental education. We are seeking conference sessions that guide participants in identifying ways they can be more inclusive in their practices. These sessions could address barriers associated with race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, education level, gender, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, or other barriers identified in the presenter’s community.

  • For more information about Every Kid Outdoors visit: https://business.utah.gov/outdoor/eko/

2018 Conference Program

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Click here to see photos from 2018, Salt Lake City.



Program from the 2017 Conference in Logan:

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Click here to see photos from 2017, Logan.



Program from the 2016 Conference in Moab:

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Click here to see photos from 2016, Moab.

What is USEE?

The Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah since 1981. USEE encourages environmental literacy by teaching Utahans how to think, not what to think, about the environment.

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