Conference Highlights and Important Information

Get Social with CAEE

Join in the fun each day with a new social media activity and share! Post photos, ideas and new connections! Attendees active on social media will be entered to win a prize.

  • Thursday 9/17 - Show us where you are joining from by posting a pic of your #nearbynature

  • Friday 9/18 - Wear your best nature outfit / hat and snap a selfie!

Facebook: CAEEInfolink | Twitter: @CAEE1 | #advanceEE

Conference Activities and Networking Opportunities

Thursday 9/17 (4:00 - 5:15pm) EE Networking Happy Hour & TrivEEia

Chat with other attendees to catch up with everyone after a full day of great sessions. Then, join your peers and form a team of up to six players and test your knowledge against other teams in our Nature Nerd TrivEEa contest! 

4:00 - 4:15 - EE Networking Happy Hour

4:15 - 5:15 - EE TrivEEia

The winning team members will win bragging rights and a prize!


Kids on top of Boulder

Field Trips - Check out a new to you EE provider and conect with other attendees through these great small group, in-person field trips before and after the conference.

More info and register 


Self-Care Activities - Yoga and more!

Step away from the screen, stretch and get outside for a quick break between sessions and complete a quick and silly one minute movement activity or join others for morning Yoga to start your day right!  Find out more in Sched


Thursday Homework Activity

We ask that you go outside (if you can do so safely) and pick an object that represents what you took from day one of the Virtual Advancing EE Conference. If you missed day one, feel free to select an object that embodies the spirit of your work. Then, post a photo or video of your object to our Virtual ShareFair Board and explain why you selected that item.

Submit Your Thursday Take-Away Response

Diversity & Inclusiveness in EE Initiative

CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education. Check out these sessions that have a diversity, inclusiveness, and/or non-traditional audience component.

  • September 17, 2020 
    • 9:00am - Keynote - The Gentrification of Outdoor Programming
    • 10:45am - Creating EE Instruction Affirming Lived Experiences and Cultural Identities
  • September 18, 2020
    • 10:45am - Exploring Science Education in Five Dimensions
    • 3:00pm - Integrating Mindfulness in Place-Based Learning: Techniques for Increased Comprehension, Connectivity and Inclusivity

Last Day Reminders 

  • Complete the Conference Evaluation Here

  • Need a certificate to help you record and log professional development contact hours - Download the PD Hours Record Form, complete it and email back to us @ [email protected] 

Conference Planning Committee

Thank you to our volunteer Conference Planning team!

  • Rose Banzhaf, Florence Bocquet, Angela Borland, Beth Hanson, Deb Parker, Kirsten Springer, Viviana Zavala, Julia Oliesek, Karin Hostetter, Kirsten Bell, Dustin Hall

CAEE Staff

  • Katie Navin

  • Lisa Eadens

  • Nicole Bickford

  • Kat Riley


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