dine and discover

Call for Proposals

Arkansas Environmental Education AssociationThe Arkansas Environmental Education Association (AEEA) is currently seeking proposals for the 2017 “AEEA Dine & Discover Environmental Education Series”. This series of 3 events will take place at a local restaurant, attraction, or other venue in Central, Eastern, and Northwestern Arkansas in late summer or fall of 2017. Each event will include a meal preceded or accompanied by a 1-hour educational experience, such as a presentation, guided-tour, activity, or other program.

You are invited to submit a 50-150-word abstract detailing a program, project, experience, etc. to be considered for the featured selections. Proposals can cover a wide range of topics, but should focus on environmental education as a tool for engaging and uniting communities.

The goal for these events is to create a space where knowledge is abundant, new relationships are formed, and professional networks expanded, while also serving as a fundraiser for our organization. Please include the following information with each proposal:

  • Name
  • School or Organization
  • Contact Information (email address and phone number)
  • Proposal Title – 50 to 150-word abstract
  • Desired region (specify Central, Eastern, or Northwestern Arkansas)
Proposals should be delivered to by April 22nd, 2017. Contact Leah Saffian, at 479-879-7504 for more information.

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Connecting to the New Arkansas K-12 Science Standards Professional Development for Non-Formal Science EducatorsAR-K-8-Science-Standards-workshop-for-non-formal-PD-providers

Hosted by AEEA

Arkansas’s teachers are fortunate to have access to professional development (PD) opportunities through a variety of governmental agencies and non-profit organizations, in addition to, the formal education system. Since the recently adopted Arkansas K-12 Science Standards call for “real-world” application of science concepts, this is an excellent time for more collaboration between formal and non-formal educators. To increase this collaboration, the Arkansas Department of Education is sponsoring a one-day PD session for non-formal, non-profit, science PD providers. Participants will explore the new Arkansas K-8 Science Standards and learn how their programs can support student engagement and achievement.

Date and Location

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 – 3:30
Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area
20201 E. Highway 12 | Rogers, Arkansas

Come learn how to adapt your programs and professional development trainings to include the new Arkansas K-8 Science Standards. This will be an excellent opportunity to network and engage with fellow non-formal PD providers and learn from each other. Lunch will be provided for all participants by the Arkansas Department of Education.

To register for this free training, please email or call Leah Saffian:, 479-444-1725

Space is limited to 30 participants so register early to reserve your spot.

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