AEEA Community Dialogues


AEEA believes that every Arkansan should have access to high quality, engaging, and meaningful outdoor and environmental learning opportunities. We are exploring ways to make this vision a reality!

AEEA’s vision for Arkansas includes environmental education as an integrated aspect of our education system, our communities, and our lives.  Through a series of community dialogues, we will explore the question: How can we support and advance outdoor and environmental learning in Arkansas?

The input gathered will guide us in developing a comprehensive model of current environmental education programs, foster opportunities for partnerships, and establish a roadmap for moving environmental education forward in Arkansas.  Help us plan for the future of EE in Arkansas!

Register Now

Register in advance for one of four virtual community dialogues.

Thursday, December 3rd
1:30 – 3:30 pm
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Thursday, December 3rd
6:30 – 8:30 pm
To RSVP and receive the Zoom login, please click here – this will be created after we finalize the registration form.

Friday, December 11th
9:30 – 11:30 am
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Saturday, December 12th
9:30 – 11:30 am
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Join us!

Who: Educators, including classroom teachers, educators focusing on conservation and the outdoors, place-based education and STEM subjects; school administrators; conservation organizations; government employees; outdoor industry professionals; and community members.

What: Participatory conversation with a diverse group of stakeholders from around Arkansas to explore the future of outdoor and environmental education.

Where: Virtual meeting using Zoom.  We will use small breakout rooms to promote greater participation.

When: We will hold four virtual meetings.  Please choose one date and time that works best for you.  Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event.

About Environmental Education

Environmental education (EE) is a hands-on, interdisciplinary learning process about the natural world and our relationship with it.  Relevant to learners’ everyday lives, EE helps students gain knowledge and skills across the curriculum and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills.  EE also includes regular outdoor learning, which can improve physical and mental health. Engagement in high-quality EE fosters healthy, thriving individuals and communities.  

For more information on the benefits of environmental education, please visit the North American Association for Environmental Education’s new research database of over 1,000 research summaries and articles on the benefits of environmental education at For an article on the benefits of environmental education, see this article

About Arkansas Environmental Education Association

For 25 years AEEA has been committed to providing resources, support, and opportunities for collaboration and networking to classroom teachers and non-formal educators across the many diverse regions of the state of Arkansas. AEEA is the only statewide network of environmental educators, hosting an annual conference, professional development workshops, and networking events and sharing resources through a member newsletter. AEEA is the Arkansas Host Institution for Project WET and is proud to serve as the Arkansas affiliate of the North America Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).

About Vicki Pozzebon

Vicki Pozzebon will be the Host Facilitator. She brings years of experience designing community convenings for conversations that matter and create lasting impact. Vicki has facilitation training in the Art of Hosting and World Café, and Transformational Leadership methods. Vicki is a local economy and business development consultant, and designer and facilitator of the Emerging Leaders Network at Santa Fe Community Foundation and the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Community of Practice at NM Community Capital. She has worked with dozens of social enterprises and local economy systems leaders for over 12 years. Vicki is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Reconnect-Today, Partnership for Responsible Business, and an Advisory Member of the Design Corps of Santa Fe.

About Environmental Education