2017 Conference Workshops

Following the Awards Banquet on Saturday afternoon we will be hosting a few two-hour workshop sessions for those participants who would like to extend their conference day.

For planning purposes, we ask that you please select any workshops you plan to attend when you register for the conference.

Note:Participants seeking a full CSM credit will need to participate in one of these sessions to complete the credit requirements (the pre-conference workshop will not count as credit) as well as attend the following closing session from 4-5pm.

Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Auraria Campus in Denver

Price: Included with Full Weekend or Saturday Only registration cost

If you would like to participate, please select one of the following Saturday Afternoon Session Options (2 hours in length) when registering for the conference. If you plan to depart following the Awards Banquet, please select N/A.

Deliberative Forums: A Tool for Environmental Issue Engagement

Presenter: Hillary Mason, CAEE, Kellie Gorman, Yampatika, Sarah Johnson, Wild Rose Consulting, LLC

Description: Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) provide tools, training, and support for engaging adults and students in meaningful, productive discussions about sticky issues that affect the environment and communities. This presentation introduces the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Environmental Issues Forum (EIF) process, developed with the Kettering Foundation, and the newly created framework for deliberating water availability issues in Colorado.    Session participants can expect to    Gain insight on deliberation forums as a methodology for opening conversation around environmental issues.  Engage in a mock deliberative forum using the Colorado framework.  Be inspired to utilize the Colorado framework for deliberation forums in an educational setting


The Simplicity of Field Science

Presenter: Matt Thomas, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Description: Conducting field research is easier than you'd think! Join a former wildlife biologist on an experimental research adventure around campus, exploring research methods that you can incorporate into your own classrooms or citizen science efforts.


Teaching Environmental Issues with Hope, Inspiration and Films Documenting Youth Success Stories

Presenter: Lynne Cherry, Young Voices for the Planet/ Young Voices for Climate Change

Description: Lynne Cherry and Jill Holdren discuss the Young Voices for the Planet success stories and PBS Learning Media curriculum promoting HOPE as an antidote to FEAR, combating denial, empowering everyone to take action. See kids changing laws, minds, and the world. As Alice Walker says, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any" but the Yound Voices for the Planet films are very effective in showing young people that they do indeed have power.  Lynne Cherry, a popular children's book author and illustrator, is the producer and director of these short inspiring films.  She noticed how doom and gloom deflated children so she created short documentaries of children speaking out, creating solutions, changing laws, changing minds and changing society as they reduce the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities.  These stories reach our hearts and inspire action.  Help kids lead the way!

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.

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