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TICKETS $25 - $160

Until the Conference Begins!

Join us for an in-person regional meetup the first day of the conference! 
WEDNESDAY 11/3 @ 9:30-11:30 AM

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Lead Organizer, Natural Leaders Network

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CJ Goulding first started working outdoors through a college internship with the National Park Service Academy in the Grand Tetons, and has been passionate about connecting others ever since, leading trips and working with youth-serving organizations in Yellowstone, Seattle, and Washington DC. Currently, he is the Lead Organizer for the Natural Leaders Network, where his role is to lead training and support for over 200 diverse millenials across the country who are active in creating change and connecting their communities to nature. He recently completed a Masters of Arts in Education in Urban Environmental Education in a program that is striving to redefine "environmental education" and understand how urban communities connect to and have control over their environment. 

CJ believes that genuinely connecting to people and investing in them is the first step in creating any type of change. He is passionate about leadership, connecting people, places, and ideas, whether it be through the written word, storytelling, or simply facilitating groups dynamics and interaction. He also loves reading, playing sports, photography, and the New York Knickerbockers.

-- NAAEE website

Named as one of the North American Association for Environmental Education's 30 Under 30

Director of Education, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY

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Kathy is the Director of Education at the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, N.Y. and has 30 years of experience in the field of environmental education. She earned her Bachelors in Natural Resources from Cornell University, and a Masters in Outdoor Teacher Education from Northern Illinois University.  Kathy administers an array of programs including an award-winning 7-year School Field Study program, outreach programs, summer camps, an adult lecture series and programs for the general public.  Kathy is a Certified Inclusivity Assessor for the New York Inclusive Recreation Resource Center.  


Kathy is the originator of the NatureAccess® program at Mohonk Preserve, begun in 1994 to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in outdoor activities and programming. Her trainings and speaking engagements target outdoor professionals from coast to coast and include the Teton Science School, National Interpreters Workshop, New York City Greenbelt, North American Association for Environmental Education, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Northeast YMCA Camp Conference, The Nature Conservancy and many others. 

 

Kathy is the recipient of the Beyond the Letter of the Law award for her pioneering work in this field and long-term commitment in providing access to environmental education and the outdoors from the Resource Center for Accessible Living. Additionally, she received the Outdoor Educator Award (2002), Service Award (2003) and Leadership Award (2008) from the New York State Outdoor Education Association, and in 2019 was recognized with their highest honor – the Harlan “Gold” Metcalf Award. 

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Introducing...

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C.J. GOULDING

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KATHY AMBROSINI

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

1:45 - 5:00 PM DAILY

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thursday

friday

  • OPENING KEYNOTE WITH KATHY AMBROSINI

  • CLIMATE SCIENCE: THE HEALTH OF OUR HOME

  • NATURE FOR ALL: THE BENEFITS OF NATURE-BASED LEARNING FOR NEURO-DIVERGENT STUDENTS

  • BUILDING A MEANINGFUL NATURE-BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • EE ACTIVITIES FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: PEOPLE, FOOD, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • BARRIERS TO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN THE CLASSROOM IN KANSAS

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF RISKY PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

  • THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD WASTE PREVENTION EDUCATION

  • DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP

  • USING AUGMENTED REALITY TO ENGAGE GUESTS

  • ALIGNING THE MISSOURI LEARNING STANDARDS WITH EE - AND VICE-VERSA!

  • INCLUSION IN THE OUTDOORS

  • EXPLORING ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY AS A CAREER PATH

  • FROM CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES TO BUILDING PROJECTS

  • KACEE & MEEA ANNUAL MEETINGS

  • IT MATTERS: SAVING THE GLOBE ONE BOOK AT A TIME

  • THERE IS NO SMART WITHOUT ART OR NATURE: A NEW ROAD IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

  • eeBIRD ESSENTIALS FOR EDUCATORS

  • SUPPORT LGBTQQIA+ FOLKS: THE BASICS

  • PADDLING WITH A PURPOSE: ECOTOURISM AS WATER QUALITY OUTREACH

  • INTRODUCING ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION TO YOUNG LEARNERS

  • LET'S TALK WATER

  • GETTING MORE SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

  • CLOSING KEYNOTE WITH CJ GOULDING

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