We are beyond grateful to the Seacoast Science Center, our conference host, who is generously donating the space. The Seacoast Science Center is committed to providing a safe, accessible, and welcoming experience for all individuals. Whether it’s physical, sensory, or financial accommodations that would make your visit possible and more enjoyable, they’re here to help and are excited to welcome you!
NHEE is seeking proposals for workshops for the 2024 Conference: Expanding Expertise.
This is an opportunity to share your passion, skills, and expertise. Workshop topics should address the question: How are you expanding the range of expertise that your students and participants experience? There are many ways of being an expert and all proposals relevant to the theme are welcome.
Workshop proposals are due by January 15th and we expect to notify presenters by January 22nd.
Submit Proposals Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKUDvMiVXlP7D-chNuVlpyFKZ35E1qGSGJ5AfylZITdmWBiw/viewform
2023 Conference Info below to get an idea of what our conferences look like. We will update this information for our 2024 conference in the coming months.
9:00-9:30 Registration, coffee, networking
9:45-11:00 Keynote Panel Discussion
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
Keynote Panel Discussion:
Details coming soon!
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.
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.
Teaching in Place by Ashleigh Roberts, Prescott Farm - We will discuss transforming environmental education activities that work well but are generic into place-based lessons that allow students to use observations of the world where they are to better understand broader concepts that may be useful anywhere. The workshop will include a before/after sample activity and participants are encouraged to bring instructions for an activity that they would like to adapt to be more place-based.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. All registrations are final, and we will not issue refunds unless NHEE cancels the event.
We are grateful to our partners and sponsors listed below who helped make this conference possible!
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