2019 Virginia Environmental Education Conference


Join us for the 2019 Virginia Environmental Education Conference at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia from Thursday, February 7th to Saturday, February 9th. Enjoy the conference full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of EE and resources in Virginia and beyond.

Tentative 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

  • Opening Remarks: First Lady Northam
  • Keynote Speaker, Chief Deputy Director Christopher Bast, VDEQ (bio)
"Virginia's Response to Current and Emerging Environmental Issues" with Q & A

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 Vasen Brewing Company (2 drink tickets provided; Brewery Info)

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, Anne Armstrong

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

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) and Keynote Speaker

Saturday, February 9th

Richmond Area Field Trips- Details to Follow

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 VAEE Conference Registration - Updated 

Lodging Options

We are still nailing down two other choices for lodging but attendees can book rooms at the Virginia Crossings Resort for $94.00/night by visiting: http://group.tapestrycollection.com/VAEE

Check back next week for more info.

 Conference Scholarships-  APPLICATIONS Due 12/31!

We offer a number of scholarships to help make conference attendance available to all of our members. . Remember that to apply for any scholarship you must be a member in good standing of VAEE and agree to serve a set number of volunteer hours over the course of the conference. Apply for a scholarship by visiting: https://goo.gl/forms/vEOCZFAJ7ztSWNp82

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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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