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The blossoms are out and the weather looks good! More than 320 delegates are gathering to explore and share how innovative learning inspires a deeper connection to nature and more sustainable lifestyles and communities while supporting a life-giving planet. More than 135 workshops are scheduled with a focus on hands-on, interactive learning.

Important Delegate Information & Conference Map

Click here for a detailed map of the conference site. Conference registration opens at the Irving Centre lobby at 2 pm, Thursday. Exhibit set up begins 12 noon – 7 pm Thursday at the Fountain Commons. There will not be pre-registration for individual workshops for participants, rather participants will be able to choose at the time.

Here is the print version of the Garden Luminata map and Town Adventure map.

Here is the conference schedule and the workshop schedule and descriptions.

Join the dialogue on the status of environmental education in Canada and the role for EECOM by reading and commenting on the work of environmental educators who had extensive experience and long involvement in the field.

The “Acadia” Internet access is: username: eecom2017  password: conference.

We really want your good pictures of the conference to show at the closing. Please upload them here if you would.


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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