NUTURING LEARNING IN THE OUTDOORS
Join Us November 2-3 in Wichita!
Outdoor Learning & Experiences
Social, Physical and Mental Health and EE
Growing and Learning in the Outdoors
Inclusion and Access in Outdoor Learning
Bringing joy to teaching and learning through EE
Learning outdoors has positive benefits for both students and educators! Environmental education, with its focus on hands-on learning and authentic problem solving can transform education. Using the outdoors as a context for learning across the curriculum is proven to promote not just academic success, but enhance critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership skills.
Environmental and outdoor learning supports students’ social emotional learning, including more differentiated instruction, project-based learning, and providing more space for student voice and choice—all key to helping students develop a sense of agency and confidence.
And we all know that getting outdoors helps with focus, clarity, stress relief and more. So whether it's just outside your classroom door or in a local or state park, let's take it outside!
Nov 2, 12:30-3:30
Active and ready to go lessons for the classroom about tees, ecosystems, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and habitat, water in our coummunities, a land ethic, and more from KACEE's core programs. Join us Nov 2 from 12:30-3:30 for the pre-conference workshop!
Equity Matters to Us
KACEE has scholarship options available for our annual EE conference! As an organization, we are committed to being accessible to everyone.
No questions asked.
Until the Conference Begins!
Sponsor the Conference
Sponsorships are a key part of making the annual environmental education conference happen! We are seeking sponsorships from $100 - $2,500. Each sponsorship level is an opportunity to support a specific aspect of the conference; whether you want to go big and become a Title Sponsor or support equity and access as a Conference Scholarship Sponsor, there's a sponsorship to suit your desired level of support.
Exhibit at the Conference
Connect with an audience of motivated and engaged environmental educators as a conference exhibitor! Get your own exhibitor booth + 1 conference registration for $250. Exhibitor booths are open on Thursday & Friday, November 2 & 3 at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.
Present at the Conference
Presenters inspire, educate, and motivate conference attendees — is there a topic that you would like to present on to our audience of 200+ environmental educators? We welcome your presentation proposal. The 2023 conference theme is "Nurturing Learning in the Outdoors", and the presentation categories include Outdoor Learning & Experiences, Social, Physical and Mental Health and EE, Growing and Learning in the Outdoors, Inclusion and Access in the Outdoors and Bringing Joy to Teaching and Learning Through EE.
This is a traditional presentation format. Speaker(s) present to an audience. Information flows in one direction.
50 Minute Panel Discussion
This is a panel discussion, where one person facilitates a conversation between 2+ panelists in front of an audience
50 MinuteOpen Space Conversation
Participants create and manage the agenda themselves. Sessions can be for 5+ people. Participants to gain ownership of a topic or issue and come up with ideas or solutions.
2 Hour Interactive Workshop
This is a structured set of facilitated activities for groups of participants who work together to explore a topic/problem and its elements/solutions
2 Hour Interactive Field Experience
These are short, 20 minute, presentations that introduce an innovative topic or idea to an audience, intended to inspire further thought.
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
KACEE has blocked rooms for conference attendees at the following hotel, Hampton Inn Wichita Northwest, 10047 W 29th St, North Wichita, KS 67205 for the evening of November 2, 2023 at $110. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations 316-925-6600 – be sure to tell them you are part of the "EE Conference" to get your discount. DEADLINE TO BOOK: OCTOBER 20, 2023.