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
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 email@example.com,
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
If you are interested in an
exhibit (or any other type of sponsorship) please contact Mary Coley, Mmcint2415@aol.com - online registration is closed.
Many environmentally themed items await you! If you’d like to donate some items or help during the auction please contact Karla Beatty, firstname.lastname@example.org
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