Wednesday October 16, 2013  EDT
Friday October 18, 2013  PM EDT

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Shrine Mont 
221 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845

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Sheila Barnett 
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 

Registration is open

2013 Environmental Education Conference

The flora and fauna of Virginia 

October 16 - 18, 2013
Early Bird Registration: August 1 - September 20

Regular Registration: September 21 - 30
Late Registration: October 1 - 8

Contact Sheila Barnett 804-786-1815 or David Ruble 804-371-4918

Click here to go to registration

After registering for the conference, Click here to select the concurent sessions and field trips that you plan to attend.

Download the conference program.

Early Registration - $225
Regular Registration - $250
Late Registration $275

Registration includes meals, lodging, conference registration and field trips.

Be Eco-Friendly: Bring your own water bottle and coffee mug. 


Ladies Parlor

Hall House A

Hall House B


Back to Your Grandmother’s Basics

Community Gardens Teach Environmental BMPs

Hydro-Fracturing (Fracking) of Gas and Oil Wells in Virginia

Exploring a Watershed Inside and Out

The Future of Virginia Vernal Pools: Creating & Restoring Wetlands while Considering Climate Change


Free SOL – Correlated Programs Through Your SWCD 

Eating Your Lawn

Occupations and Science

Building Citizen Science Networks in Virginia: Lessons from Wisconsin

Hummingbirds – Jewels in the Garden

Grow, Eat and Learn I Your School yard


Sustaining Ecological Communities through Citizen Science & Online Collaboration 

Successful Grant Writing Tips for Outdoor Classrooms

Engaging Youth Programs within Virginia State Parks

Renewable Energy for Your School: Resources and Technology


QR Codes in the Garden: Using Technology to Open Horizons Outdoors

Rain Barrel Workshop Planning

ID Your Scat and Eat it Too

Discovery Labs – Encouraging Hands-On Family Learning

Thinking about Energy

Interpreting Nature to Create Wonder and Awe

Bay Day”: A Watershed Education Field Experience for 4th Graders

Feral Pigs in Virginia: What’s the Concern

Trout in the Classroom

The All-New, Publically and Subscriber – Accessible Virginia Natural Heritage Data Explorer

Invasive Species in Virginia

Integrating Teacher and Student Learning in Watershed Science Education

Rain Sticks

B-WET Supporting Systemic Model Programs in Virginia

What Flows in the Purple Pipe?

Invasive Species Early Detection and Reporting Tools for Citizen Scientists

City Marketing

Creative Play in Nature

Bird Nest Bioengineering: Adding Technology, Engineering & Mathematics to Your Programs

Water Supply in Virginia

Gone Fishing

Using Whiteboards for Outdoor Data Collection

Environmental Education through the Arts

Environmental Education Grants Through Dominion

The Atlas of Rare Butterflies, Skippers, Moths, Dragonflies & Damselflies of Virginia


Friday Field Trip Meeting Locations:

Caves and Karst
– Board Room at Shrinemont

Healthy Water/Healthy People – Allegheny room at Shrinemont

Field Investigations of a Local Stream – Massanutten room at Shrinemont

Small Wind Training and Testing Facility at JMU  - Meet in front of the Virginia House to go to JMU

Shenandoah Salamander: Climate Change Casualty or Survivor – Meet in front of the Virginia House to go to Shenandoah National Park

Great North Mountain Hike -  Meet in front of the Virginia House

Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour – Meet at Rose Hill Game Preserve at 8 a.m. in Culpeper, VA

History & Nature in One – Meet at Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville

Montpelier Working Woods & Landmark Old-Growth Forest Walk – Meet at  James Madison’s Montpelier in Culpeper, VA