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Important Notice!

On Friday, we sent an orientation email for the 2019 EECOM Conference that included an incorrect link to “information for presenters.” The correct link is: https://eecom.org/eecom-2019/information-for-presenters. Our sincere apologies for the confusion!

 

With Registration for #EECOM2019 Now Closed, What Do You Need To Know about the Conference?

Here are the Top 10 things you need to know for attending the EECOM 2019 Canadian K-12 Climate Change Education Conference:

  1. What to bring? The weather across the province right now is very dry and it has been a bit blustery. Spring has definitely sprung but we encourage you to bring layers and good shoes to participate in morning exercises and walks. Come prepared for a beautiful walk along the river on the Meewasin Trail, and something waterproof just to be on the safe side (You’ll see a storm coming – we’re not joking!)
  2. EECOM is all about building capacity and connecting folks. Take a look at the various organizations who will have a table at our Exhibit Fair, and think about some questions and resources you’re looking for. They will be happy to help you!
  3. EECOM is engaged in reconciliation across Canada, and especially in the communities our conferences are held. We welcome you to familiarize yourself with the stories of Treaty 6 Territory, the land upon which we will be gathering by visiting the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Studies Portal Research Toolor reading the Canadian Encyclopedia entry on Treaty 6.
  4. Transportation: Don’t forget to sign up to join a carpool and share seats in your vehicle. If you’re looking for a way to offset your carbon emissions, consider donating to the EECOM Endowment Fund here, or to an environmental education org in your community. The accommodations page of the website has more information on offsets.
  5. Accomodation: If you don’t have a place to stay, want to share, or are willing to share, sign up for our accommodations carpool. You might still be able to reserve residence accommodations at the University of Saskatchewan, or consider hotels downtown. It is a 20-25 minute walk to the University from downtown.
  6. Are you presenting at the conference? Check out our Information for Presenters page to know what to expect and for more logistical support.
  7. Schedule: Check out all of the things you don’t want to miss! We will definitely keep you busy and inspire some great discussions while you are here. Find it all here.
  8. Workshops/Sessions: Pre-registration is not required for workshops. You can just attend the workshops of your choosing when they are offered. Come on time however, as each workshop facilitator reserves the right to limit numbers based on room restrictions.
  9. Start your weekend with getting excited for musicians playing at our Friday & Saturday evening events. Check out Belle Plaine’s most recent hit, “Town to Town” here, and Troy Hudson & Broken Horse’s “Light On” here.
  10. Make the most of your visit to our beautiful province and city. Saskatoon truly shines in the spring and summer, and we recommend taking time to visit our different attractions if you are extending your stay here.

 


Presenter notifications sent out

Thank you to everyone who responded to the call for proposals. We received so many inspiring and exciting contributions, and we believe the conference will be enormously interesting and successful. Presentation acceptances were sent out on March 4. If you have not yet received a notice, please check your spam folder and/or contact the conference organizing committee at conference2019@eecom.org.


Registration is now open!

We are pleased to announce that registration for the first national environmental education conference focusing on climate change education is now open!  Early bird registration closes March 15.

Register now!

To give you an idea of expect, the conference schedule will include:

Pre-conference Schedule

Visit the EECOM 2019 Conference website for details on our pre-conferences.

Wednesday, May 8-Thursday, May 9:

Thursday, May 9:

  • 8:30am-5:00pm: Helping Environmental Education Associations Build their Capacity – An EECOM Leadership Summit
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Sustainability Education Policy Forum
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm: Project WET Canada 2019-2021 Implementation Strategy Workshop
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm: University of Saskatchewan Campus Sustainability Walking Tour
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Relational healing, climate change, and Indigenous land-based learning
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm: Brewing Beer Naturally

Conference Schedule

Visit the EECOM 2019 Conference website for details on our sessions and workshops and field trips.

Friday, May 10: Beginning 9am

  • Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address
  • Concurrent Sessions, Workshops, & Field Trips
  • Exhibit Fair
  • Official Welcome Event: Wine and Cheese Reception & EECOM Awards Ceremony at the Remai Modern Art Gallery

Saturday, May 11: Beginning 9am

  • Strand Keynote Addresses
  • Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
  • Exhibit Fair
  • SaskOutdoors 50th Birthday & Award Winners Event at Louis and Louis’ Loft

Sunday, May 12: 9am to 12pm

  • Concurrent Sessions & Workshops
  • Closing Plenaries

We will provide regular updates on our conference news feed and on our conference Facebook event page. If you have any questions at anytime, please contact us atconference2019@eecom.org.

We look forward to seeing you Saskatoon in May!

Register now

Merci d’avoir exprimé votre intérêt pour la conférence « L’éducation pour agir contre les changements climatiques » l’EECOM 2019!

Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que l’inscription à la première conférence nationale d’éducation par rapport à l’environnement axée sur l’éducation au changement climatique est maintenant ouverte. L’inscription hâtive ferme le 15 mars.

Inscrire maintenant !

Pour vous donner une idée de ce qui vous attend, le programme de la conférence comprendra :

Calendrier pré-conférence

Visitez le site Web de la conférence EECOM 2019 pour plus de détails sur nos pré-conférences.

Du mercredi 8 au jeudi 9 mai :

Jeudi 9 mai :

  • 8h30 à 17h00 : Atelier EECOM sur le renforcement des capacités des dirigeants
  • 10h00 à 12h00 : Forum politique : éducation environnementale
  • 12h-16h : Atelier sur la stratégie de mise en œuvre du Projet WET Canada 2019-2021
  • 13h à 14h30 : Visite guidée de la gestion écologique du campus de l’Université de la Saskatchewan
  • 13h00 – 16h00 : Guérison relationnelle, changements climatiques et apprentissage sur le territoire autochtone
  • 17h00 à 22h00 : Atelier de brassage de la bière locale

Calendrier de la conférence :

Visitez le site Web de la conférence EECOM 2019 pour plus de détails sur nos sessions simultanées, ateliers et sorties sur le terrain.

Vendredi 10 mai : à partir de 9h

Cérémonie d’ouverture et discours principal
Sessions simultanées, ateliers et sorties sur le terrain
Salon d’exposition
Événement officiel de bienvenue : réception vins et fromages et cérémonie des prix EECOM au musée Remai

Samedi 11 mai : à partir de 9h

  • Discours principaux pour chaque thématique de sessions
  • Sessions simultanées
  • Salon d’exposition
  • 50e anniversaire de SaskOutdoors et remise des prix Melanson aux Louis et Louis’ Loft

Dimanche 12 mai : 9h à 12h

  • Sessions simultanées et ateliers
  • Séance plénière de clôture

Nous fournirons des mises à jour régulières sur notre fil d’actualités pour la conférence et sur notre page d’événement Facebook. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à l’adresse conference2019@eecom.org.

Nous avons hâte de vous voir en mai !

Inscrire maintenant

About the Conference

Our aim is to increase action on climate change through education by bringing together educators, students, policy makers, researchers, and community members to discuss and collaborate on this important and timely topic.

Four concurrent session strands will focus on (1) PreK-12 Education, (2) Higher Education, (3) Community Education, (4) and Indigenous Education. Presentations and contributions on a wide range of other environmental education and land-based topics are also welcomed. We are excited to bring a mix of presentation styles and formats, which will support participants of all backgrounds and learning styles. There will be keynote plenaries, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, place-based field trips, pre-conference field trips, leadership seminars, and more.

The EECOM 2019 Conference will take place on May 10-12, 2019 at the University of Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory, Saskatoon, Canada. The conference is being co-hosted by the Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (SaskOutdoors), theSustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), and the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) at the University of Saskatchewan.

Register now!

À propos de la conférence

Notre objectif est de renforcer l’action contre le changement climatique par le biais de l’éducation en réunissant des éducateurs, des étudiants, des décideurs, des chercheurs et des membres de la communauté afin de discuter et de collaborer à ce sujet important et d’actualité.

Les quatres thématiques de sessions seront : (1) l’éducation aux niveaux préscolaire, primaire et secondaire, (2) l’éducation postsecondaire, (3) l’éducation communautaire et (4) l’éducation autochtone. D’autres présentations et les contributions sur l’éducation relative à l’environnement seront également bien accueillies. Nous sommes ravis d’apporter un mélange de styles et de formats de présentation, qui aidera les participants de tous les horizons et de tous les styles d’apprentissage. Il y aura des plénières principales, des tables rondes, des ateliers pratiques, des sorties sur le terrain, des sorties sur le terrain précédant la conférence, des séminaires sur le leadership, etc.

La conférence EECOM 2019 aura lieu du 10 au 12 mai 2019 à l’Université de la Saskatchewan sur le territoire du traité n°6, à Saskatoon, au Canada. La conférence est organisée conjointement par la Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association(SaskOutdoors), le Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) et le Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) de l’Université de la Saskatchewan.

Inscrire maintenant!

EECOM 2019 Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

We are excited to announce the Keynote Speakers for the EECOM 2019 Conference!

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Denesuline Indigenous woman and a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Treaty 8 Northern Alberta. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action. Deranger is recognized within Canada and internationally for her work with Indigenous youth, bridging the environmental and Indigenous rights movements together, and building an Indigenous rights based approach to challenging fossil fuel development.

Tim Swinehart teaches social studies at Lincoln High School and at the Graduate School of Education at Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. He is recognized for his work as an outstanding social studies teacher, as a co-editor of the book, A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis, and as a community organizer around social justice issues.

Laurie Adkin is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. Dr. Adkin is recognized for her work studying the political-economy of climate change policy in Alberta and Canada, as well as the role of provincial consultation processes in informing and legitimating Alberta’s policy directions.

Sheelah McLean has a PhD in Anti-Racist education from the University of Saskatchewan. Sheelah's work has focused on research projects and actions that focus on the legacy of oppression experienced by Indigenous Peoples within a white settler society.

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) is from the Treaty 6 lands and the nēhīyaw Nation in what is now “Canada.” She has her Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Justice from the University of Regina.

Sheelah and Sylvia are both co-founders of the Idle No More movement.

You can see all #EECOM2019 Keynote Speaker biographies below and on the EECOM 2019 Conference Website, and Register TodayEECOMSaskOutdoorsThe Sustainability and Education Policy NetworkThe Sustainability Education Research Institute - SERI#EECOM2019

https://eecom.org/eecom-2019/keynote-presenters/

Register by our Early Bird Deadline of March 15 to save on your registration!


The EECOM 2019 Call for Proposals is Closed!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal to contribute to the EECOM 2019 Conference program! A huge number of proposals poured in and are in the process of being reviewed by EECOM, SaskOutdoors, The Sustainability and Education Policy Network, and The Sustainability Education Research Institute - SERI.

Prospective participants will be notified if their submissions have been accepted in February 2019!


EECOM 2019: Call for Proposals Now Open

 

We are thrilled to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2019 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Conference is now open! Click here to submit a proposal.

The theme of the EECOM Conference in 2019 is “Action on Climate Change Through Education,” making this the first national environmental education conference with a focus on climate change education. Our aim is to increase action on climate change through education by bringing together educators, students, policy makers, researchers, and community members to discuss and collaborate on this important and timely topic.

Four concurrent session strands will focus on (1) PreK-12 Education, (2) Higher Education, (3) Community Education, (4) and Indigenous Education. Presentations and contributions on a wide range of other environmental education and land-based topics are also welcomed. We are excited to bring a mix of presentation styles and formats, which will support participants of all backgrounds and learning styles. There will be keynote plenaries, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, place-based field trips, pre-conference field trips, leadership seminars, and more.

The EECOM 2019 Conference will take place on May 10-12, 2019 at the University of Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 territory, Saskatoon, Canada. The conference is being co-hosted by the Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (SaskOutdoors), the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), and the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Call for Proposals deadline is January 15, 2019, and conference registration will open January 1, 2019. Please see the attached poster for more details. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Saskatoon in May!


Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer que l'appel aux propositions pour la conférence du Réseau canadien d’éducation et de communication relatives à l’environnement (EECOM) de 2019 est maintenant lancé! Cliquez ici pour soumettre une proposition.

Le thème de la conférence EECOM de 2019 est « L’éducation pour agir contre les changements climatiques », ce qui en fait la première conférence nationale d'éducation relative à l'environnement axée sur l'éducation au changements climatiques. Notre objectif est de renforcer l'action contre les changements climatiques par le biais de l'éducation en réunissant des éducateurs, des étudiants, des décideurs, des chercheurs et des membres de la communauté afin de discuter et de collaborer sur ce sujet important et d'actualité.

Les quatres thématiques de sessions seront : (1) l’éducation aux niveaux préscolaire, primaire et secondaire, (2) l’éducation postsecondaire, (3) l’éducation communautaire et (4) l’éducation autochtone. D’autres présentations et les contributions sur l'éducation relative à l'environnement seront également bien accueillies. Nous sommes ravis d'apporter un mélange de styles et de formats de présentation, ce qui bénéficie les participants de tous les horizons et de tous les styles d'apprentissage. Il y aura des plénières principales, des tables rondes, des ateliers pratiques, des sorties sur le terrain, des séminaires sur le leadership, etc.

La conférence EECOM 2019 aura lieu du 10 au 12 mai 2019 à l'Université de la Saskatchewan sur le territoire du traité n°6, à Saskatoon, au Canada. La conférence est organisée conjointement par la Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association (SaskOutdoors), le Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) et le Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI) de l'Université de la Saskatchewan.

La date limite de l'appel aux propositions est le 15 janvier 2019 et les inscriptions à la conférence seront ouvertes le 1er janvier 2019. Veuillez consulter l'affiche ci-jointe pour plus de détails. Nous attendons avec impatience vos soumissions et espérons vous voir à Saskatoon en mai!