Educators' Week: Life Beyond the Glacier

Are you an educator? Do you want to connect with other educators who have a passion for their work? Join formal and non-formal educators in their quest for new knowledge and teaching techniques during Educators’ Week in beautiful Scioto County, Ohio. Educators’ Week provides opportunities to gain an understanding of topics related to state academic standards by being immersive in a natural setting and creating a supportive learning environment. Attend sessions that will explore hands-on best practice strategies for introducing people to the natural world. Learn from top experts on a wide range of cross curricular topics and explore new methods that will enhance your skills as an educator. By the conclusion of this unique, retreat-like conference, you will come away with a renewed sense of wonder, a feeling of community and kinship and the confidence to share your new knowledge with others.

Hosted by Cincinnati Museum Center’s Edge of Appalachia Preserve System and supported by the Miami County Park District, Educators’ Week will be celebrating its 15th year at Shawnee State Park located in the rugged and rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Adjacent to the 63,000-acre Shawnee Forest, this area of Southern Ohio is a wonderful example of the Eastern Forest. High quality streams along with a high diversity of plants and animals make it a perfect outdoor learning lab. In addition, on-site facilities will allow people to gather for meals, large group learning sessions and fellowship.

Educators’ Week will take place June 2-7, 2024, at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center which is located approx. 15 miles west of Portsmouth, Ohio.

Lodging and meals are included in the cost of registration as well as electronic copies of all session materials, a set of ODNR Field Guides, t-shirt, notebook and other helpful items.

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