2016 Conference Call for Proposals

Want to present at the 2016 EEAA Conference?

We’d love to have you! Our Call for Proposals can be downloaded here: EEAA 2016 Call for Proposals

The deadline for submissions is October 9, 2015. Thank you for supporting this organization!

EEAA’s Program Committee is seeking presentations for the association’s upcoming conference. Proposals may support the theme “Discovery: A Bridge to Learning” and should enhance educators’ abilities to connect people to the natural world and foster responsible stewardship. Please note: This theme focuses on discovery as a bridge (or pathway) to learning, and teaching others, tapping into the innate curiosity we all have about nature, especially the beauty and biodiversity of Alabama. We are specifically seeking presentations in these areas but are not limiting sessions to these topics. We will be offering three program tracts:

1. Natural History – To provide exploration, knowledge and an appreciation of Alabama’s natural resources. Potential topics: environmental/nature themed “bridges” to discovery and learning, information about Alabama’s rivers, geological/plant/animal identification presentations, information about Alabama’s many diverse species and habitats, print and digital environmental learning possibilities.

2. Non-Formal – For those who provide environmental education at centers, museums, parks, etc. Potential topics: management and hiring issues, incorporating diverse audiences, building an ecology program, program evaluation, grant writing, advocacy group opportunities/updates, water resource and conservation initiatives.

3. Formal – Designed for the classroom educator. Potential topics: schoolyard gardens, sustainability in the classroom, EE and reading, EE and the arts, teaching EE in the city, hands-on biology and ecology activities.

Tips for a Successful Proposal:
• Incorporate science content and methods.
• Tie into the theme.
• Provide take-home materials.
• Include an outdoor element.
• Correlate your presentation to the Alabama Course of Study