Environmental Education Expo
Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education
2006 Environmental Education Expo
Thursday, February 16, 2006
OKC Zoo Rosser Conservation Education Center
Register Online – Online registration closed
|OKAEE AwardsTeacher Registration Waivers – Closed|
Onsite registrations will be take place the day of the conference
February 16th, from 7:30 – 8:30 am
This year’s EE Expo allows us to re-focus on our mission statement, which is to:
- Create a networking system to facilitate discussion and resource sharing among Oklahoma environmental educators.
- Encourage, promote and assist in the development and dissemination of environmental education.
- Conduct and support environmental education programs in the state.
- Recognize exemplary efforts in environmental education.
The conference theme for this conference is, “Celebrating Oklahoma’s Biodiversity”. Mile for mile, Oklahoma offers the nation’s most diverse terrain. It’s one of only four states with more than 10 eco-regions, and has by far, the most per mile in America according to the EPA. Oklahoma’s eco-regions include everything from Rocky Mountain foothills to cypress swamps, tall grass prairies, and hardwood forests to pine-covered mountains. Join OKAEE in exploring and celebrating the 11 eco-regions found within our great state. As featured speakers, native Oklahomans will be sharing their knowledge, skills and resources.
Tentative topics include:
- Birding in Oklahoma
- Tall grass prairie
- Oklahoma reptiles and amphibians
- Plants of Oklahoma
- Inventorying Oklahoma’s biodiversity with BioBlitz
- …and much more!
The culminating event of the EE Expo will be a guided, pre-view tour of the OKC Zoo’s newest exhibit, Oklahoma Trails. The exhibit, which isn’t open to the public until March 2006, is a five-acre trek through Oklahoma’s 11 eco-regions. Native plants and animals associated with each eco-region are found throughout the exhibit. The exhibit even boasts a scaled down Turner Falls!
OKAEE recognizes environmental education excellence. Award categories are: president’s achievement, classroom teacher, outstanding high school or college student, outstanding organization and excellence in media. Click here for more information and an online application.
Teacher Registration Waivers
OKAEE supports teachers by offering a limited number (60) of registration waivers. The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) graciously sponsored these waivers. There are no restrictions as to the definition of “teacher” – ie: formal vs. informal educator, elementary vs. secondary educator vs. higher education, public vs. private vs. home school, etc. Contact Cheryl Cheadle , if you have any questions.
The deadline for consideration of a registration waiver is February 1, 2006.
Click here for a printable application (PDF).
Click here to apply online (web) – registration closed.
This is a great place to network and get lots of cool environmental education ideas and goodies. Set up will be Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 6-9 pm and Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7-8 am
Holiday Inn Northwest, 6200 N. Robinson, OKC, OK, 73118. (405) 843-5558. State rate of $67.00 for double rooms. Our block of rooms will be released on February 1, 2006. You may book online at http://www.okchotel.com/
Includes registration fee and lunch
- Early bird registration through February 1 (either via mail or online):
- $35 Regular Conference Registration or
- $25 student rate.
- Late registration after February 1 (onsite only)
- Onsite registrations will be take place the day of the conference, February 16th, from 7:30 – 8:30 am :
- $50 regular conference registration or
- $40 student rate.
Note: Late registrations won’t be guaranteed lunch
To print the 2006 EE Expo announcement, click here.
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