Tuesday, Pre-Conference Workshop
Today, more than ever before, there are endless opportunities to strengthen
environmental literacy in the home and more families are choosing sustainable
practices. Choices families make at home include buying goods and services that
are affordable, economically and socially responsible, and environmentally
friendly. This track is dedicated to the stories being told of families walking
the talk or making consumer-choices that promote sustainable living. Choices
could include growing and preserving food for the family, moving their families
around through using alternative transportation choices and traveling green
with the family. How are you making EE relevant at home?
WORK: Going green is good
for business, good for the people, and good for the environment. Is this triple
bottom-line philosophy working for you or a business you know? Is your
organization or agency trying something new to foster environmentally and
socially responsible behaviors? This conference is a great place to tell your
story. How is sustainability relevant at work?
SCHOOL: Integrating environmental literacy and sustainability
education into all disciplines at school creates more fulfilling learning
experiences for our students. The ELSC Plan suggests that environmental and
sustainability education opportunities should be relevant and available for
formal and non-formal educational settings at all levels and subject areas. So,
how is environmental and sustainability education relevant in your school or
non-formal education establishment?
PLAY: Connecting Wisconsin residents to their communities and
local environments through play or recreation can help increase sustainability,
healthy, and safety. Residents need to be active, engage, and involved. We want to hear from those communities who
are using environmental education and sustainability to ignite community-based
outdoor activities and civic involvement. Therefore, how is EE and
sustainability relevant at play and in the community?
WAEE will be hosting an Author's Hour on Thursday, August 8 after lunch to showcase regional author's who use nature as their muse. If you are a author that creates stories, poems, books or other works focused on the natural world around you, then look no farther. WAEE will give you a venue to connect with Environmental Educators from all over the state of Wisconsin.
For more details and to register visit the Author's Hour home page