2018 MEEA Conference
Saturday April 28, 2018 at Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Cultivating a Culture of Science
MEEA is seeking engaging, thought provoking presentations and workshops for the 2018 Conference - Saturday April 28 at Colby College. Help foster learning, discussion and collaborations around ideas, trends, and practices that advance environmental education and a culture of science in Maine. Don't miss this opportunity to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL Submission deadline: March 2, 2018
How can we as environmental educators bolster society's appreciation and support for science? What is environmental education's role in strengthening Maine through a robust foundation of science and knowledge?
Join us at the MEEA Conference on April 28 at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, as we tackle these and other questions about cultivating a culture of science and environmental education.
- Explore ways that environmental education can provide interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multi-perspective viewpoints to promote awareness and understanding of environmental issues and potential solutions.
- What are proven ways to guide students, adults, and communities to develop their capacity to think critically, ethically, and creatively in making decisions about the environment?
- How can we promote the fundamental value of science in our society and help everyone understand and appreciate scientific knowledge, the importance of gathering fact-based evidence, and the need for all children to have quality science and environmental education?
- What is environmental education role and responsibility in presenting a balance of environmental, economic, and social perspectives while helping all citizens to be civically engaged?
We welcome proposals that address any of the following strands. We are also open to proposals that address the theme using others approaches and perspectives. And given the conference date of late April, we welcome sessions that take advantage of outdoor learning opportunities.