Coming Together | Wellborn Leadership Conference &
New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference

November 1-3, 2018    • Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

Wellborn Hub, Vermont SWEEP, and New Hampshire Environmental Educators are Coming Together to present this year’s New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) Conference. The Wellborn Hub will host sessions on Thursday, November 1 that are aligned to their mission of working to ensure all Upper Valley schools have access to high-quality place-based ecology education. NEEEA hosted sessions will begin on Thursday afternoon with field trips, and will continue on Friday and Saturday with concurrent sessions being offered both days. Participants can register for one day, two days, or all three days.

In the midst of uncertain times for the future of our environment, the work of environmental educators to inspire a connection with our natural world is more critical than ever. Join us as we COME TOGETHER to celebrate and share our collective efforts of building resilient communities through our work in environmental literacy and education across New England.

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Fall Offerings:
Environmental Education Professional Development in the New England States

MITS 2-Day Sustainable Energy Workshop for Middle and High School Educators

Do you want to energize your science lessons? Middle and High School Teachers, connect with scientists and educators from the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.) and Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary during our 2-Day Sustainable Energy Workshop, Lighting the Way with Wind and Solar: Pathways to a SustainableEnergyFuture. Gain an understanding of the power of inquiry-based learning to inspire a passion for science in your students, and come away ready to charge up your curriculum!
  • Engage in inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on learning about energy sources, climate change, and sustainable systems 
  • Engineer your own solutions to energy needs with solar and wind technologies 
  • Adapt your curriculum to meet MA Science and Engineering/Technology Standards 
  • Acquire tools to inspire passion for science in your students
  • Gain confidence in understanding and teaching climate change science 
  • Take a kit back to school with ready-to-use equipment for your classroom
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027)
Fee: $125 (includes lunch both days and a toolkit of materials to take back to your classroom)
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018
PDPs: 13 PDPs are available for this workshop.

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"Inside-Outside: Promising Practices in Nature- and Place-based Elementary Education"

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Symonds Elementary School
79 Park Avenue, Keene, NH

Join us for this day-long conference of educators who are redefining what's possible in elementary education. As we build school programs around place-based social studies, outdoor science lessons, Forest Fridays and more, we're connecting children to the natural world, local communities and big ideas.

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