Springfield Hosts Annual MEEA Conference on Environmental Education, Including Climate Change

A plenary address on the impact of climate change on Missouri’s natural world will open the Missouri Environmental Education Association’s Green Schools and Environmental Education Conference, Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Springfield Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.

The conference targets Missouri teachers; Scout leaders; college students; instructors in church, after-school and community programs who provide environmental education.  Registration fees begin at $30, with discounts for students and retirees.

Plenary speaker Dr. Pat Guinan, Missouri’s state climatologist and an associate professor in climatology for the University of Missouri Extension, will present “Missouri Climate: Past, Present and Future,” covering annual and seasonal climate trends in Missouri over the past 122 years. He will highlight some of the anomalies experienced in recent years and include citizen science projects that could be incorporated into classrooms to help students understand climate change.

For more information and to register:

http://www.meea.org/conferences/2016/conference-2016.html

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