Trainings & Events
The annual conference is held each year in April.
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree is a collection of award winning activity guides for Pre K-grade 12.
Growing Up WILD
Growing Up WILD is an award winning guide for educators who work with students aged 3-7.
More Trainings Near You
A variety of trainings are offered by trained environmental educators throughout Illinois.
EdVentures for Educators
When: Saturday, September 21st, 8:00am - Sunday, September 22nd, 12:00pm
Where: Southern Illinois University's Touch of Nature Environmental Center; 1206 Touch of Nature Rd. Makanda, IL
Who: K-8 formal classroom educators and resource specialists
Cost: FREE! All training, lodging, food and take-home resources are included. FREE!
12 CEU's Provided by Environmental Education Association of Illinois
EdVentures for Educators is a full immersion, professional development opportunity for K-8 educators and resource specialists. Participants will be trained in the award winning Project Learning Tree e-unit for their grade level strand and how it aligns with state and national standards. They will also conduct field studies with natural resource and forestry experts and develop outdoor leadership skills with the Touch of Nature Environmental Center staff. Participants can expect hands-on learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors.
EdVentures for Educators is provided to participants at no charge. All food (breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday), lodging, training and take-home resources are provided through a Sustainable Forestry Initiative grant. There is no charge for educators; however full attendance is required to receive PLT e-unit curriculum, educational resources and professional development CEU's. Priority registration will be given to educators that attend with a teaching-team colleague.
Participants will overnight at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Rooms are double occupancy. Guests will have the opportunity to request their roommate during registration.
Teachers must bring a laptop or tablet device that can be connected to WiFi for the PLT e-unit training. Sharing a laptop or tablet is not recommended.
Educators attending this professional development training are agreeing to provide feedback to training organizers through a series of follow-up online surveys.
Questions? Contact EEAI Executive Director, Abbie Enlund, firstname.lastname@example.org