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Outdoor Education


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!  

Pre-Conference Workshop
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. 


50 Minute


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.



Welcome to the Sedgwick County Zoo!

The conference will be held at the Sedgwick County Zoo, Cargill Learning Center, 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212 View it on Google Maps.

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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 $110Please 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.

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