2019 Virginia Environmental Education Conference


The 2019 Virginia Environmental Education Conference was held at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia from Thursday, February 7th to Saturday, February 9th. We enjoyed a conference full of professional development, networking, and learning. Check back soon for details for 2020!

Schedule at a Glance.

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Thursday February 7th

9:00 – 12:00 Pre-conference workshops (3 choices; must register, no drop ins)

Lunch On Your Own

2:00 – 3:00 Opening Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Keynote Speaker: Albert Pollard, Delegate 

3:00 – 3:20 Break (snacks and drinks provided)

3:20 – 4:30 Annual Meeting

  • EE Certification process
  • Election of Officers
  • Regional Teams Rebates awarded
  • Project WET – VAEE one of the new sponsors
  • 2019 Budget

5:00 - ??  Social at Champion Brewing Company (2 drink tickets provided)

Dinner On Your Own

Friday, February 8th

Concurrent Sessions 

Presenters, Titles and Descriptions

  •  Session 1- 9 – 9:45
  • Session 2- 10 – 10:45
  • Session 3- 11 – 11:45

11-45 – 1:00 Lunch (included in registration fee)

Keynote Speaker: Woodie Walker

"Rappahannock Indians: Voices to be Heard"

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Session 4- 1 – 1:45
  • Session 5- 2 – 2:45
  • Session 6- 3 – 3:45

3:45 – 5:00 Green Time/ Free Time ( Gardens close at 5:00)

5:00 – 6:00 Social Hour with bar/bid on Silent Auction items

6:00 – 7:30 Buffet Dinner (included in registration fee)

Keynote Speaker: Anne Armstrong

"The Power of EE Programs to Bring People Together in Times of Tension"

"The Power of EE Programs to Bring People Together in Times of Tension"

Field Trips

Register for one of our many wonderful free or reasonably priced Saturday field trip options by visiting: 2019 VAEE Conference Field Trips


Registration is now open! Visit: 2019 Virginia Environmental Education Conference to Register for the Conference Today! For more information check out our registration packet: 2019 Conference Registration Packet.pdf

Lodging Options

 Attendees can book rooms at the Virginia Crossings Resort for $94.00/night until 1/11/19 by visiting: http://group.tapestrycollection.com/VAEE

 Conference Scholarships-  CLOSED

Our Conference Scholarship application period has closed. Awardees will be contacted by 1/11/19 with details.

Past Conferences

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In addition to planning the 2019 Conference  VAEE's Conference team is also working to plan Conferences for 2020 & 2021. Check back soon for dates, locations, and details.

2018: No Conference

2019: February 7-9, 2019, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Richmond VA


Virginia Association for Environmental Education

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Lynchburg, Va 24501

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