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9:00-9:30 Registration, coffee, networking
11:15-12:30 Morning Workshop
12:30-1:30 Lunch Discussion Groups
1:30-2:00 Annual Meeting and Awards
2:15-3:30 Afternoon Workshop
We are thrilled to have Taylor Quimby as our keynote speaker! The title of his talk is “Doom and bloom, joy and dread: Embracing the contradictions in our environmental story.”
Taylor Quimby is Supervising Senior Producer of the environmental podcast Outside/In, Producer/Reporter/Host of Patient Zero, and Senior Producer of the serialized true crime podcast Bear Brook.
Click here to learn more about Taylor Quimby and his work at NHPR.
On conference day you will choose your learning adventure to workshops and lunch discussion groups.
2023 Morning Workshop Descriptions:
- Food Waste Diversion by Tara Happy, Hollis Primary School - Learn how a school launched a food waste diversion program to send non-composted food waste to an anaerobic digestion facility. Receive tips on how to begin these programs on a large scale along with insight and solutions to potential roadblocks.
- Resilient Raptors: Conservation Success Stories by Willa Coroka, NH Audubon - Securing the Bald Eagle's Continued Recovery. This presentation highlights how the combined impact of community science, purposeful intervention, and legislative change resulted in the recovery of a species.
- How to Meet Our New Existence, Post Covid-19 with Homeostasis by Dr. Susan Norton, The Upper Room - In a post COVID-19 existence the need to address new and challenging issues requires innovative “outside of the box” thinking. In this session results of Early Childhood Education (ECE) research conducted during the middle of COVID-19 will be shared and discussed.
- Nature for All: Our Equity and Inclusion Journey by Audrey Eisenhauer & Carol Raymond, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Audrey and Carol will share the work of the Nature for All Committee on this journey. Through small group discussions, participants will share the work they are doing around Equity and Inclusion, their successes and challenges.
2023 Afternoon Workshop Descriptions:
Nature Station: Creating an Environmental Experience for All Audiences by Mirka Zapletal, Newfound Lake Region Association -Nature Station is a drop-in ecology & craft series for the community (residents, schools & groups, visitors) that expanded who NLRA could reach. We’ll do an example activity, scale it for other settings, and brainstorm making ecology inviting to all.
Nature and Mindfulness Wellness Session by Kaitlin Muller-Cusack, Taking Root - Taking Root programs guide students to connect to themselves, others, and nature through Nature Based Education and Mindfulness activities. In this session, we will drop into the body with mindful movement, guided nature walk, yoga, meditation, somatic breathwork, and reflection. Learning outside, in nature, stimulates the mind allowing students to live in the moment, build resilience, self-confidence, body awareness, reduce stress, and regulate their nervous system. Participants are invited to bring their own yoga mat for this workshop, and a few will be available to borrow.
Using Trail Cameras to Track Climate Change by Aubrey Nelson & Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project and Eric D'Aleo, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - NHEEP and SLNSC are pairing up to help participants explore out how they might connect students to the "Hidden Stories" of wildlife, as captured by trail cameras and experimental student questions, to meaningful action addressing energy or climate change. This will be a hands-on and minds-on workshop.
Education and Exploration with Preschoolers in the Outdoors by Linden Rayton, Living Water Nature Programs - Preschoolers and their caregivers are excited for nature programs; learn elements of successful preschool programming to engage this audience. Make a take-home crafty learning prop and explore Prescott Farm wildlife with the eyes of a preschooler.
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