On May 31 and June 1, Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PACD’s Director of Education, met with members of the Environmental Education Advisory Council to discuss upcoming opportunities in the environmental education arena in Pennsylvania. Laura Anderson, the Environmental Education Coordinator from Wyoming County’s Conservation District, was also in attendance. The duo spoke to attendees (a sample slide is pictured at left) about the types of work the Conservation Educators are doing as well as ways for the advisory council members to provide support to one another.
“Being able to provide environmental education opportunities to the state’s school students is extremely important,” said Hunter-Davenport. “In order for our young people to understand the role we all play in preserving our natural environment, we have to plant the stewardship seeds in them early. This council allows us to stay connected, sharing our resources as we all work to continue educating and empowering Pennsylvania’s youth.”
The two-day conference, which took place at the Holiday Inn in New Cumberland, PA, allowed representatives from multiple state agencies, nonprofits, schools and associations to discuss the various activities and events happening in and for environmental education throughout the state.