2012 Kansas EE Conference


Pre-Conference Workshop participants may apply for one (1) hour of graduate credit from Baker University. Cost of credit is $55 (in addition to the Pre-Conference Registration Fee) and is payable to KACEE at the beginning of the workshop. Contact Rachel Wahle for more information about the Pre-Conference Workshop (rwahle@kacee.org or 785-539-7943).

Educator Scholarships are available for Pre-K through 12 teachers and home school educators. To apply for this $25.00 scholarship, submit a one-page letter to Jolene Amtower at jamtower@kacee.org describing challenges you face in incorporating EE into your curriculum, and/or a particular success you would like to build on using the conference as a resource.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott where the conference is being held. A discounted rate of $77 for single or double room is available through October 5. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations ((785-210-1500) – be sure to tell them you are attending the Kansas Environmental Education Conference to get your discount. (Courtyard by Marriott, 310 Hammons Drive, Junction City, KS 785-210-1500)

KACEE invites you and your company or organization to participate in the conference as an exhibitor, and present your message and products. Please fill out the registration form and exhibitor fee section by the deadline. Exhibits prepared by school students are welcome at no charge. If you would like to sponsor a classroom project exhibit, please indicate this on your registration form. If you have questions about exhibits, please contact Jolene Amtower at jamtower@kacee.org or 785-532-1902.

Ready for spooky stories, eyewitness accounts of things moving by themselves, and a nice fall walk...in the dark? Then be sure not to miss this tour! Whether someone believes in ghosts or approaches the supernatural with skepticism, this tour is full of stories of unexplainable events and ghoulish pranks. Fort Riley’s history stretches back over one hundred fifty years and this tour will take participants to many of the oldest buildings on post including St. Mary’s Chapel, the Post hospital and the Custer House. Bring a jacket for cooler temperatures after the sun goes down, a flashlight if you wish (although the street lights are fine) and good walking shoes

Exploring Morphology and Macroinvertebrates on the Smoky Hills River with Angela Beavers!
This hands-on field study will be looking at the dynamic nature of the water and the creatures that inhabit it! Wear appropriate clothing or waders to get wet!

Behind the Scenes with Animal Rehabilitation at the Milford Nature Center with Pat Silvosky!
Get up close and personal in a private program with some amazing Birds of Prey w while exploring the art of animal rehabilitation and education.

Hi-Tech Wildlife Management at Fort Riley with Steve Wahle!
Become a Wildlife Biologist for the afternoon as you engage in wildlife conservation tools like radio telemetry! You will also explore new bat technologies and learn more about conservation efforts at Fort Riley!

There’s an App for That: Exploring Diverse Technology Tools with KACEE!
Leaf Snap/Ipad Nature Apps
Geocacheing and GIS/GPS Tools
Other Technology Tools

Kansas Environmental Education Pre-Conference Workshop
EE From Outdoors to Online: Technology Tools Integrating the Best of Both Worlds
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Discover how to rev up the student-driven learning in your classroom by incorporating free online technology tools into environmental education! Throughout this hands-on workshop you will learn about and have the opportunity to use some of the free online technology tools that are available to you. In addition you will also be engaging in several environmental education activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WILD. We will demonstrate how to spice up these EE activities through the integration of online technology tools. By combining the online tools and environmental education activities you will learn how to increase the diversity of learning in your classroom!

This workshop is open to all educators working with children pre-K - grade 12. Registration Fee is $55.00 (includes lunch, materials, and a full day of professional development). Graduate credit is optional for those attending both the pre-conference workshop and at least one day of the Kansas Environmental Education Conference (conference registration required), and is not included in the pre-conference registration fee. Graduate course enrollment forms and the $55.00 tuition will be accepted at the workshop.

Location: Milford Nature Center Education Building