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EE goes to work

Environmental Education (EE) Goes to Work

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville.

The Arkansas Environmental Education Association (AEEA) offered a conference entitled “Environmental Education Goes to Work” Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.  Students and teachers from Russellville HS, Pottsville HS, Dover HS, Hot Springs World Class HS, and Shirley HS were provided the chance to explore various types of career scenarios in the environmental sector in an exhibit hall setting as well as break out panel sessions.

Representatives from Arkansas Analytical Inc., Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Department of Transportation, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Arkansas State Parks, ATU College of Natural & Health Sciences, CDI Contractors, Central Arkansas Water, City of Little Rock, City of Russellville, CLEAResult, Clearwater Paper Corporation, Entergy; Arkansas Vegetation Management, Heifer International – Heifer USA, Homegrown on the River, L’Oreal USA, MIC Sales Inc., Noland Law Firm, The Buffalo River Foundation, Scenic Hill Solar, United States Environmental Services, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Washington County Environmental Affairs, WER Architects were among the  professionals that spent the day demonstrating how their jobs put environmental education (EE) to work.

Mr. Jay Bassett and Ms. Amber Mullis of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services delivered the Keynote address which indicated the positive outlook for our rising workforce generation no matter their discipline of interest and reminded students that their office is available to assist in locating employment opportunities.

Photographer Steve Newby documented the event with his art which can be viewed at www.stevenewby.com. Just scroll down to recent photos and click on the AEEA folder to view moments throughout the day.

This event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of ATU College of Natural and Health Sciences, MIC Inc., Green Bay Packaging, USES, Clear Water Paper, Terra Renewal, Entergy, Arkansas Recycling Coalition, ATU Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality Administration, Cleanline Energy Partners, Posey Printing Company Inc., Lost Valley Canoe, Pine Ridge Gardens, Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, The Root Café, Walmart of Russellville, and Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co..

Thank you to ATU Campus Support for recording the following panel and lunch sessions including the Keynote address which can be viewed from here:

Streaming Links:
Session One A: https://atu.tegrity.com/#/recording/25ec0ea5-622a-4734-aefb-f030f63d0b46?playbackToken=2GTY329ARRO8L
Session One B: https://atu.tegrity.com/#/recording/5b59dd54-a139-483a-98a0-2ea1fc295633?playbackToken=2OQ9D5BRZRJF3
Session Two B: https://atu.tegrity.com/#/recording/80eabdc8-7926-4799-99db-485df1e446c4?playbackToken=NWNNNAR60QQX
Panels One C & Two C: https://atu.tegrity.com/#/recording/097e6f3f-ee24-43fa-93bf-d4559e9ff906?playbackToken=190F9RU1CJOA
Session One C: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=09ba8ac75c9c4c7
Session Two C: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=6857695531a844f
Session Three/Lunch Session: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=ab519b3080aa4f7

Download Links:
Session One C: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=c7a95be450ca4f8
Session Two C: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=d40e6043456a414
Session Three/Lunch Session: https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=6c1567bfa5f64df

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EE goes to work

Environmental Education (EE) Goes to Work

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville.

As students exit high school and decide whether to continue their education or enter the workforce, opportunities abound.  Our Environmental Education (EE) Goes to Work conference will showcase the possibilities that the environmental field, one of the fastest, developing fields, has to offer.  The goal is to offer students a unique opportunity to introduce the wide array of jobs linked to the environmental field.  There will be careers to interest vocational, college-bound and those ready to enter the workforce. Students will choose which panel sessions to attend. The exhibit hall will allow for exploring and extra interactions among participants and professionals.

The day will be filled with inspiration and awe as presenters and exhibitors display interesting gadgets, instruments, and concepts to intrigue.  Presenters and exhibitors will take a seat at the lunch tables with students and teachers as we listen to the keynote speakers, Jay Basset and Amber Mullis of Arkansas  Workforce Services.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, October 12th. The Exhibit Hall will be open for roaming by 8 a.m.. Opening remarks will begin at 9 a.m. and the event will come to a close at 2 p.m.

View the event program here.

Sorry, registration is FULL.

 
We will look into the possibility of streaming the event live, so stay tuned.