The Environmental Education Association of South Carolina is seeking individuals or groups/organizations to present general sessions at the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance’s Annual Conference in Columbia, SC September 24-26, 2020.
Note: Research symposium proposals should be submitted separately HERE.
Proposal Submission Deadline EXTENDED: April 15, 2020 due to Covid-19 disruption.
Conference Theme: Environmental Legacy: It’s Our Story. Past, Present, and Future.
- Pages of the Past: This conference strand aims to capture perspectives about our environmental past by featuring sessions highlighting the fields of geosciences, natural history, or socio-cultural perspectives. Proposals submitted for this strand are encouraged to consider guiding questions such as: What does the natural landscape tell us about our environmental past? How do historical environmental science data inform our present-day lives and/or future directions? How have cultural connections to the environment changed over time?
- Present-Day Plotlines: This conference strand explores our present-day environmental heritage by featuring sessions from the fields of formal and non-formal education, application of science education research, and community environmentalism. Proposals submitted for this strand are encouraged to consider guiding questions such as: Are you exploring a new environmental educational program or project? Are you involved with environmental education research that is investigating current trends? What suggestions do you have for engaging your local community in environmentally-focused efforts?
- Foreshadowing the Future: This conference strand explores the chapters of our environmental legacy yet to be written and encourages proposal submissions from all applicable fields. Proposal submitted for this strand are encouraged to consider guiding questions such as: What does environmental education look like in the future? What are some sustainable, innovative, and forward-thinking projects, ideas, and strategies that are on the horizon and how might these impact society?
Session Lengths: Session slots are available in a variety of lengths. In your proposal, you will be asked to indicate your preferred session lengths (15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, 3 hours, other). If accepted, the conference committee will accommodate your request to the extent possible.
Proposal Review and Acceptance: Session proposals will be reviewed by committee and speakers will be notified whether their proposals are accepted for presentation by April 15, 2020.
Registration Fees: Conference speakers may register at the Early Bird rate of $180 before August 24, 2020 or the regular conference rate of $200 after August 24, 2020. Students and SEEA Leadership Team members may register at the discounted rate of $150. Presenters who attend for their session ONLY do not need to register for the Conference.