EEAI Annual Conference
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EEAI is a proud partner in Rethink Outside, a campaign founded by Blue Sky Funders Forum.
"Rethink Outside is a call to action for all who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors, because when people connect with nature we all benefit. Together, we can unify and amplify the growing movement to lift up the benefits of time spent outdoors as a basic human right. In doing so, we can reshape the prevailing public narratives around time spent in nature and engage new partners and allies. "
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EEAI is proud to serve as the Illinois affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. The Affiliate Network promotes collaboration for maximum effectiveness and efficiency and a unified voice for Environmental Education across North America and beyond.
In 1972 a group of committed and concerned citizens -- both conservationists and teachers -- founded the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Since that time, members of EEAI have provided leadership on this front at the national, state and community levels. The strength of EEAI comes from the involvement of its members. Their participation in state and regional events raises the profile of environmental education and challenges decision-makers to give environmental literacy higher priority.
New Membership Platform!
EEAI is excited to announce that we have moved to a new online membership service, Wild Apricot. This new service should allow us to more effectively track our membership and build a stronger network for environmental education in Illinois. Plus, we hope it will be easier to use for you!
If you are currently an EEAI Member please LOG IN TO YOUR MEMBER PROFILE and double check that the information is correct. This will allow us to build out a much more comprehensive member directory and provide more accurate services to our network.
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T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, mugs and face masks are all available! Order today to ensure you receive your gear before the 2021 Annual Conference.
Store will be open for JUST THREE WEEKS, so don't wait to place your order!
EEAI 2021 Silent Auction - Open to ALL!
Each year at the EEAI Annual Conference there is a large silent auction for conference attendees to participate in. The funds raised at the auction support EEAI's Mini-Grant program, putting much needed funds right back into the hands of environmental educators all over the state. Check out the Mini-Grant Program to see the types of projects that have recently been funded.
This year the 2021 EEAI Silent Auction will be held virtually!
You DO NOT have to attend the 2021 Annual Conference in order to bid on auction items.
Check out the video below to learn more about the auction and see some of the amazing items up for bid.
Bidding will open on March 8th!
Earth Force Illinois
Interested in project-based learning? Want a great new program to implement at a camp or eco-club? Want to increase sustainability at your school? LOOK NO FURTHER!
In 2020 EEAI will be launching a new statewide partnership with Earth Force to bring this project-based, environmental education, civic action focused curriculum program to educators all throughout Illinois.
Learn all about this incredible program - EARTH FORCE
Educators in Illinois will have access to -
Want to stay up to date on events, resources and news from Earth Force Illinois? Already using this program and want to ask questions or share success stories?
JOIN OUR EARTH FORCE ILLINOIS FACEBOOK GROUP!
EE in Illinois News to Note
EPA Resources for Teachers
Illinois resides within the federal EPA Region 5 and there are a great deal of resources available for teachers through that office. Take a look at the list of resources that has been created for educators. This is an excellent place to get updated, relevant and factual environmental data about our state and local communities.
In addition there are publications available that educators can order to use within their classroom.
Find EPA Publications.
Local Illinois EPA also has an extensive about of resources and programs for educators. Including but not limited to; events such as Dive In!, curriculum such as Environmental Pathways, coloring books and student environmental contests.
Illinois EPA Environmental Education
Will County Green - Educator Resources
Resources for educators can be found in the most amazing places. Did you know that Will County Green has incredible school-wide, classroom and educator resources? We didn't either! From virtual field trips of recycling centers, classroom composting instructions and sustainability tips for schools there is a lot of great resources on their website.
Stop by their Education Page to check it all out!
Illinois Monarch Project
This statewide event is going virtual! Join monarch enthusiasts from all over the state for a series of virtual events to launch the implementation phase of the Illinois Monarch Action Plan.
Resources for Monarch Action – January 19, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm
Engaging Monarch Ambassadors – February 17, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm
Spring into Action on the Ground – May 4, 2021 @ 1 – 3pm