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Environmental Education Alliance Annual Conference

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Please, view the EEA Annual ConferenceSession Descriptionsthen visit theRegistration Form. Deadline for Conference Registration - February 25 (Feb 22 for MAG Workshop).

Full Conference Pricing(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday): Member Full Conference $175 or Non-Member Full Conference $200 (includes 1 year membership).Partial Registration: Friday Registration $100, Saturday Registration $125, and Sunday Registration $50 (you may register for any combination of days within the registration form).

There will be NO on-site registration! For questions regarding conference, please emailconference@eealliance.org



Friday, March 8

8:00Check in, Breakfast on your own
9:00Welcome & Announcements
9:30-11:40 Research Symposium, Workshops, andField Trips
12:00-1:30Lunch(on your own or with/at field trip location)
1:30-3:40Research Symposium, Workshops, andField Trips
3:45-5:00Harvest of the Month Presentation
6:15-6:30Shuttle Services Available to RiverQuarium
6:30Dinner at RiverQuarium and Social Time



Saturday, March 9

7:30Check in, Breakfast in Merry Acres Restaurant
8:00Welcome & Announcements
8:30-8:40New Member Informational Session
8:45-10:15Sessions First Block
10:25-11:50Sessions Second Block
12:00-12:50Lunch in Merry Acres Restaurant
1:00-2:00Keynote Address by Rashid Nuri with Truly Living Well
2:30-4:00Sessions Third Block
4:15-5:45Sessions Fourth Block
6:00Dinner in Merry Acres Ballroom
Awards and Presentations



Sunday, March 10

9:00-1:00Wildlife Appreciation Festival Activities Begin at Flint RiverQuarium


Keynote Speaker

The EEA Conference committee is proud to announce that Rashid Nuri will be the Keynote for the 2019 Annual Conference.

“Urban agriculture transforms both people and places. It is a powerful catalyst for sustainable community vitality. The work builds self-sufficiency through food production and education.”--K. Rashid Nuri

Sometimes your life’s mission is revealed in youth, and you spend your life dancing in the passion of that vision. Rashid Nuri learned early the importance of community control over life’s fundamental necessities. Rashid discovered his life’s passion in agriculture as a foundation for economic and political development. He has dedicated his career to agricultural development and food education around the world. On August 31, 2018, Rashid handed over the reins of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW). As Founder and CEO of Rashid built community, stimulate local economies, and helped to stem the tide of chronic disease, one vegetable at a time.TLW’s work of growing fresh, nutritious food in the inner city helps to improve the health of urban dwellers by making fresh produce, eggs, and poultry more accessible, teaching the health benefits of naturally grown local foods, and inspiring people to eat better. After more than a decade of his leadership, TLW has three farm sites in Metro Atlanta, where they produce certified naturally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and poultry, employs 25 people, and supports the growth of local businesses. TLW hosts hundreds of visitors and volunteers each year as well, weekly farmers markets and co-ops, shopping by CSA members, and educational programs for all ages.Read More...

Research Symposium- Friday, March 8th, 2019

The Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional researchers to share their projects with the EE community. Research symposiums should be related to either environmental education research or environmental science research. Presentations will need to be no longer than twenty minutes in length and allow time for questions. Presentation materials (projector, screen, computer, etc.) will be provided.


Concurrent Sessions- Saturday, March 9th, 2019

All sessions should relate to our theme of “From Garden to Table,” educating others on growing your own groceries, creating community green spaces, the science of soils, new classroom ideas on getting students outside or creating fun and easy meals with available ingredients. The possibilities are endless! Short sessions are one hour in length and long sessions are two hours. Please allow time for questions and answers as well as sharing any materials in your sessions. Presentation materials (projector, screen, computer, etc.) will be provided.


Historic Downtown Albany, Georgia. Hosted by the Flint RiverQuarium Environmental Education Center.



Deadline for Lodging Room Block atMerry Acres Inn & Event Center- February 8
Lodging is available at Merry Acres Inn & Event Center. For more information on the lodge, visithttps://merryacres.com/. Rates are$89/night (+taxes).
Room reservations will be accepted until February 8, 2018. Reservations made after that date will be accepted on a space and rate-available basis.


Full and partial scholarships are available. Please complete theEEA Scholarship Formor emailconference@eealliance.org.


Special Announcements
EEA Conference Book Swap
Is your bookshelf full? Are you running out of space for your newest resources? Bring your gently used, environmentally themed books to the first ever EEA Conference book swap! Must be in good condition.SWAP or DONATE! Bring them to the conference and choose something new for yourself! Consider including a note about why you especially liked a book and chose to pass it along. Don’t have a book to swap? No problem. Unclaimed books may be taken without a swap. All leftovers will be donated.
Silent Auction
Back by popular demand, the Silent Auction will feature amazing EE goodies to bid on! Proceeds will fund scholarships for the 2019 EEA conference. If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contactconference@eealliance.org.All donations are tax deductible.

Past Conferences:

Annual conference resources

Want to re-visit that fantastic session from this year or last? Visit our conference Resourcespage for session information and handouts from previous events.

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