There will be a strong focus on environmental education this weekend in Logan with the 27th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference Friday and Saturday at the Bullen Center downtown.
The nonprofit Utah Society for Environmental Education, or USEE [you-see], is bringing the conference to Logan for the first time in 23 years. USEE has been a statewide leader in promoting high quality environmental education in Utah for 36 years.
Activities begin with a pre-conference workshop Thursday night at Logan City Hall.
“It is a special treat,” said USEE Programs Manager Jackie Lowry, “because Bora Simmons, one of our keynote speakers, has agreed to lead a pre-conference workshop in ‘Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education’. She is the Director of the National Project For Excellence in Environmental Education. It is basically a train the trainers workshop.”
Lowry said Dan McNulty, USU Assistant Professor of Wildlife Resources is the other keynote speaker while featured speakers include Chris Luecke, Dean of the Quinney College of Natural Resources and Shaun Dustin, Mayor of Nibley.
The conference includes an awards luncheon Friday and in addition to breakout sessions and workshops Saturday, there are three options for outdoor field trips for attendees.
“With this event we are hoping to build on our relationships here in Cache Valley. We already have very strong partnerships with USU and the Stokes Nature Center.”