CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Presentation Proposal Form

We invite you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session presentation or poster and be a part of this event, which will focus environmental education as a context for civic engagement. Great opportunity to share your experience and ideas!  Individuals who have not presented at the Kansas Environmental Education Conference in the past are especially encouraged to submit proposals.  
We are specifically seeking presentations on the following for Saturday, November 3, 2018:

EE and Civics  
When engaging PreK-12 students or adults in environmental education, the idea of taking what is learned and applying it to our schools, communities and state for long term community well-being, health, vibrancy, and resilience is a next logical step.  Higher levels of civic engagement have been connected to stronger, healthier communities where people want to live, learn, work and play (Kansas Health Foundation, 2016). This strand will focus on the relationship between civics and environmental education, highlighting innovative programs, projects and educational strategies that connect environmental education and civics in schools and communities.  (50 Minute Interactive, Hands-On or Panel Discussion Sessions)

Topics might include:  
• Best practices for community engagement
• Educational strategies like deliberative dialogue, systems thinking or appreciative inquiry
• Innovative projects and programs that engage participants in learning and civic engagement like service learning, problem-based learning, and community inquiry
• Citizen Science

WILD and Growing Leaders:  
Engaging young people in learning, leadership and service for nature and the environment are the cornerstones of WILD, a school-based program started by superintendent, Steve Woolf.  This strand focuses on growing youth leadership, understanding, engagement and service through school-based programs.  (50 Minute Presentations)

Topics might include:  

• Starting a WILD Chapter at your school
• Connecting WILD to Career and Tech Ed Pathways
• Best Practices for nature experiences for school-based groups
• Innovative programs or projects for WILD learning and engagement
• Innovative WILD activities for engaging students in the outdoors

Act Civically:  Innovative PreK-12 Programs, Projects and Resources: Activities and lessons which promote student engagement and action for greater environmental educational impact.  (50 Minute Presentations)

Topics might include:  
• Lessons/activities that engage students across grade levels in EE (e.g. Green Schools Investigations, Citizen Science, Community projects, etc.)
• Lesson/activities which integrate using the community as a classroom for EE (using museum, nature center, zoo, local business, community garden, etc.)
• Model student learning and engagement programs or projects that could be replicated
• Innovative st

Poster Session:
Share the story of a student project or introduce an innovative idea for peer feedback using a poster to display in the exhibit area and interact during exhibit times.
PROPOSAL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 24, 2018. Presenters will be notified of session acceptance by August 24, 2018. To submit a proposal, complete this form. All presenters must register for the conference and pay registration fees. Presenters receive 10% off their registration fees!

For more information, please contact Laura Downey, KACEE at 785-532-3322 or

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* 1. Presentation Type:

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* 2. What should the audience expect from your session or workshop (50-Word Limit. This description will appear in the conference program.)

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* 3. Presentation Title (10-word limit. Title should reflect your presentation.)

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* 4. How does your presentation address this year's conference theme?