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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.
2018 Call for Board Nominations
Due: November 1st, 2018
Be a part of the first ever EEAI board to work with our newly appointed Executive Director in this exciting new phase of our organization! Board members get opportunities to help decide what new programs, workshops and initiatives the organization takes on now and in the future.
The Environmental Education Association of Illinois is inviting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors. We urge you to thoughtfully consider nominations of individuals who have the leadership abilities and potential to positively contribute to EEAI as we continue to move forward. Positions are held for two years from the start of service (May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2021). Election to the Board requires members to attend quarterly meetings, usually held on Fridays or Saturdays, and other duties as described below. Position openings and descriptions include the following.
The President-Elect must have previous EEAI Board of Directors experience or other State Board of Directors experience. The President-Elect assists the President as required, assumes the duties of the President in the event of the President's absence, and acts as chairperson of the Constitution Committee. After serving his or her term as President-Elect, this person will automatically assume the responsibilities of the Presidency.
The Treasurer serves as custodian over the funds of the EEAI, pays all bills and keeps complete records of expenditures and receipts. The Treasurer presents a detailed quarterly report to the Board and presents an annual financial report to the membership at the annual meeting.
There are two Regional Directors per region with the exception of the Northeast Region, which has three. Regional Directors are elected during biennial and interim elections. Each of the five regions has one Regional Director position open. Regional Directors must reside or work within the region for which they are nominated.
The Regional Directors promote and encourage the activities of members within their region in support of the purposes of the EEAI. Regional Directors establish a working network within their region, represent their regional constituents at Board of Directors meetings, serve as regional advocates of the EEAI, and encourage membership in the Association.
Members may only submit Regional Director nominations for their home region. Members wishing to recommend a nominee for a Regional Director for regions other than their own should contact the chair of the Nominating and Election Committee.
Members may self-nominate.
All nominees must currently be a member of the EEAI.
The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2018. The list of nominees slated for election will be published and sent to all members along with a ballot 90 days before the annual meeting. Results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting.
Please contact any of your regional directors or the executive board with any questions.
Contact Jennie Bunde, firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate.
2018 Call for Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 EEAI Award Cycle. Every year, the Environmental Education Association of Illinois recognizes educators displaying outstanding service and dedication to environmental education in three categories: Formal Environmental Educator of the Year, Non-Formal Environmental Educator of the Year, and the Malcom D. Swan Award for Outstanding Service. We are accepting nominations through November 30, 2019 for presentation at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference. The process is simple and easy. Nomination forms and descriptions of each award can be found underneath the Member Services tab.
For more information contact Richie Wolf, email@example.com.
The East Central region invites you to attend the 2019 conference in Mattoon, IL! Join us for field trips, concurrent sessions, casual gatherings and more!
Call for Presenters
2The Environmental Education Association of Illinois (EEAI) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2019 Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held in Mattoon, Illinois. EEAI invites you to submit proposals now through November 30, 2018. Submitting presenters will be notified of the outcome of the proposal review process no later than December 15, 2018. EEAI is a statewide, nonprofit, professional organization with the purpose of maintaining a vital network that supports and advances quality environmental education throughout the state. Our membership consists of classroom teachers, non-formal educators, natural resource professionals, professors, university students and nature enthusiasts.
Participants attending the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference will attend sessions designed around the theme “EE: Rooted for Life.” We invite you to participate by submitting a proposal for a session that can impact educators from across Illinois. The Conference Chairs are specifically looking at proposals that can possibly fit one of the following strands: administration/management, early childhood education, formal educators, and non-formal educators.
Concurrent speakers will present Friday, March 22 or Saturday, March 23 at the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
For more information, please contact Pam Evans, Conference Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.EEAI.net for conference updates.
Online Project Learning Tree Training
Can't make it to an in-person workshop? Complete an online training in your own time. Illinois PLT now offers both in-person and online training opportunities. Learn more here.