45th Annual Conference
October 19-22, 2016
Pepperwood’s Education Director, Sandi Funke, is off to Madison, Wisconsin to taste some cheese and share Pepperwood’s best practices in environmental education at the 45th annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference. This international gathering of education professionals will link powerful stories of innovation and success from around the world with how environmental education builds community and creates purposeful change. Sandi is delivering a 40-minute presentation on the success of Pepperwood’s TeenNat program that engages diverse teens in conservation research. Then she’ll be presenting a poster on Pepperwood’s SCENIQ program for elementary students. Read more about her presentations below.
The 45th annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference will celebrate the ways in which environmental educators’ work inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature, contribute to healthy environments and empowered communities, and shape a more sustainable future. Click here to learn more.
TeenNat—Exposing Diverse Teens to Natural Science Careers Through Conservation Research
How can environmental education organizations effectively engage diverse teens? What outreach methods work to get folks in the door? What is iNaturalist.org? How have we adapted programming to enhance inclusivity and meet the needs of participants? This traditional presentation will share learnings from a public participation in science program focused on diverse teens in northern California.
Pepperwood’s SCENIQ: Inspiring Sonoma’s Diverse Youth to Pursue a Lifetime of Outdoor Exploration
How can the “significant life experiences” research guide program planning in environmental education? What skills and knowledge do young people need to get outdoors? How can we connect diverse families with the outdoors? In this poster presentation we will share program components, research links, and evaluation results for Pepperwood’s SCENIQ—Students Conducting Environmental Inquiry program.