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NYSOEA 2020 Annual Conference

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· Sessions
Welcome to NYSOEA 2020!
Welcome event and cocktail hour
Megan Eckert rebecca houser Emily Nestlerode Eric Powers Jenny Brinker
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Trivia Night
Jenny Brinker
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Morning Coffee & Hangout
Nothing planned, just a room to chill in first thing in the morning for all those early birds coming back from George's live Facebook bird walk!
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Workshop Block A
Option 1: How to Start a 2030 Club; Option 2: Teaching Climate in a Classroom Setting; Option 3: Climate/Being Our Natural Selves
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Awards Break
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Workshop Block B
Option 1: Animal Emergency Protocol Round Table; Option 2: Meaningful Watershed Experience 101
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Awards Break
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Workshop Block C
Option 1: Ten Resources for Climate Change in Ten Categories; Option 2: Using Gardens and Farmstands in EE
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Regional Meetings
Regional meetings and networking during lunch
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Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
rebecca houser Eric Powers
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Keynote: Jennifer Kretser
Director of Climate Initiatives, The Wild Center. Creator of the Youth Climate Summit
Jen Kretser
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Cocktail Hour: Battle of the Bugs
Grab a drink (or 5) and catch up with friends while you watch esteemed educators battle out why their bug is the best. YOU choose the winning bug!
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Morning Coffee & Hangout
Nothing planned, just a room to chill in first thing in the morning for all those early birds.
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EAI Training: Making Our Programs Inclusive
Leave with training resources to better equip you to lead inclusive environmental education programs.
Tom Mackey Simone Gamble
· Networking
Lunch & Networking
SPEED ROUND! You have 180 seconds to meet someone new (or an old friend!) Make a good impression!
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Awards Break
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Workshop Block D
Option 1: Covid-19 Digital Trends in OE; Option 2: Maple & Monarchs: Climate's Affect on Seasonal Programming; Option 3: Human Dimensions of Climate
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Workshop Block E
Option 1: What Beavers Teach Us About Climate; Option 2: Stream Sampling with Bilingual Curriculum
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Panel Discussion & Closing
NYSOEA Equity, Access & Inclusion Committee presents Expert Panel: “Making Our Programs Inclusive: What does inclusion really look like?”
Geovani Caldero Nicole Jackson


Nicole Jackson

Environmental Educator; Next Generation Advisory Council Member, National Parks Conservation Association

Geovani Caldero

Environmental Educator & Solar Workforce Instructor, Solar One; Co-Founder of CLEA

Simone Gamble

Masters of Social Work, O.A.A.A.R.S Experience Camps

Tom Mackey

EE & Interpretation, Northland College, PhD.

Jenny Brinker

Conference Co-Chair

Megan Eckert

Vice President of Programs

Eric Powers


Emily Nestlerode

Vice President of Programs Elect

rebecca houser

President Elect

Jen Kretser

Director of Climate Initiatives, The Wild Center

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