Final registration deadline is Friday, April 28… we are heading towards full capacity fast!

Come explore and share how innovative learning inspires a deeper connection to nature and more sustainable lifestyles and communities while supporting a life-giving planet. Beautiful Acadia University, nestled in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is our host. The fiber of this thriving and progressive community is richly woven with traditional cultures, small farms and the spectacular influence of the Bay of Fundy. This stunning landscape is certain to ignite your imagination and stir your passion for learning.

More than 125 workshops are now scheduled with a focus on hands-on, interactive learning. There will not be pre-registration for individual workshops, rather participants will be able to choose at the time. There is a day rate of $90 for Friday (8:30-4:30) or Saturday (9-5) for those with obligations that make it impossible to catch everything. This is the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education & Communication. Come celebrate with us!


Robin Wall Kimmerer. Mother, author, storyteller, scientist, member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation & decorated professor who offers indigenous perspectives to help shift to a sustainable society.

Boris Worm. Internationally recognized marine biologist, educator and researcher committed to understanding, promoting and protecting both biodiversity in the oceans and ocean literacy in our hearts.

Jan Sebastian LaPierre & Chris Surette (A for Adventure). Adventurers, storytellers and entrepreneurs who are building a movement that inspires children, young and old alike, to embrace the outdoors and experience nature.

MindShift. A powerful, award winning, theatrical production written and performed by high school youth that encourages sustainability to become core value in our lives, workplaces and communities.

Core Themes…

    • The Big Four (Food, Water, Waste & Energy)
    • Indigenous Perspectives
    • Research, Policy & Organizational Development
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Outdoor Active Living
  • Re-Connecting with Nature


Garden Luminata … Wander through the beautiful Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens and woodland trails by lantern light experiencing Maritime cultures and arts in a unique natural setting.

Farmer’s Market Dinner a scrumptious market style supper featuring local and sustainable food and intriguing activities sprinkled throughout the town of Wolfville.



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