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6th Annual Hawaiʻi Environmental Educational Symposium on Big Island

Posted May 16, 2017, 09:33 AM HST

The Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Alliance will host their 6th annual Environmental Education Symposium from June 8-10, at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

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This will be the first time the conference will be held on Hawaiʻi Island.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Hawaiʻi Environmental Education in a Changing Climate.” The conference will share the latest tools, resources, and guidance on how to integrate the key themes of resiliency, stewardship, and meaningful action into formal and informal educational efforts.

The three-day networking event brings together formal and non-formal educators, environmental education practitioners, conservationists, and resource managers.

The event will also feature workshops, concurrent sessions, field experiences, and a presentation by Dr. Chip Fletcher, Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.


There will be over 30 presentations from partners in environmental education including U’ilani Lima, who will teach about the Molokaʻi Digital Bus program, Anya Tagawa of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Jim Foley of NOAA and more.

The full list of presentations can be found here.

For more information on the symposium and to find the link to register, visit the website, or call (808) 283-1631 or email eesymposium@heea.org.


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