Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference (SEEEC)

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Cache River
Alex Holbrook, a former Touch of Nature environmental educator, on his last trip to the Cache River before moving on to work for the National Park Service at Big Thicket National Preserve. 6/2016.

SEEEC is a conference geared towards (college) students, environmental educators, teachers, and individuals interested in Environmental Education. The event's mission is to empower students and educators to foster relationships, support, and networking across generational groups for the long term benefit of experiential and environmental education.

The conference will be held at Touch of Nature in beautiful Southern Illinois on March 10-12, 2017. We have made a few changes to our schedule. Please take a look at the revised schedule at the link below.

Please see more information below about nationally recognized certifications Flying Wild and Project Learning Tree that will be offered at SEEEC, and much, much more.

Registration is now closed. And click here for the full schedule!

Only interested in certifications?

Click below to register for Flying WILD or Project Learning Tree without registering for the conference.

Register for the full conference and receive certifications at a discounted rate!

Flying WILD Certification 

8am-noon on Friday, March 10th

Project Learning Tree - Climate Change Certification  

2pm-5:30pm on Friday, March 10th

*Certifications along with some sessions will be held on Friday, March 10th. Concurrent sessions along with the keynote speaker will be held on Saturday, March 11th. Field trips and additional sessions will be held on Sunday, March 12th. A full schedule of sessions will be available on the website by January 23rd.


Workshop topics

EE in the classroom

Aquatic macroinvertebrate
study through dipnetting

On-the-water interpretation

Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) for K-12

Histories and mysteries
of the eclipse

Illinois Department of
Natural Resources (IDNR)
Biodiversity grant

plus several more
still being scheduled!

Field Trips

Cypress Creek
NWR Paddle  

8:30am-1pm on Sunday, March 12th

Reading the Urban

2pm-4pm on Sunday, March 12th

SEEEC Schedule

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed.  Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.