Seeds of Hope Conference

March 13, 2014 kidsandnature Education/Schools

Seeds of Hope Conference, do this for your children on April 17th, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Mulberry Community Center, 260 Mulberry Avenue, Pomeroy, OH 45769
Will you go the distance to make a better tomorrow by leaving no child inside ? The key note speaker, being brought in from Chicago, is being held in support of our efforts to Ohio’s Leave No Child Inside Collaboratives, as well as, parents, teachers and educators across Ohio. R.egistration is limited, please register today,
Ohio’s Leave No Child Inside Collaboratives, ”Daily outdoor play make kids, happier, healthier and smarter! Our Mission: Through education and community engagement, the promote children’s outdoor play, learning and life- long connection with nature Our Vision: for every child and family in every Ohio community to experience the wonder of the natural world every day.
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Perryman, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Michigan University, where she was a double major in Biology and Secondary Education. She then attended Aurora University earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (administrative Certification Pro-gram). Deb also holds a Master’s Degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University. Deb has been teaching at Elgin High School since 1994 where she and her colleagues have managed to build an Environmental Program that is considered one of the best in the Nation. The Environmental Science Curriculum centers around a 40 acre campus nature trail and outdoor classroom that provides environmental education programs for their community. Deb’s work has won her many accolades including the ”2002 Conservation Educator of the Year” by the Illinois Association of Soil and Water conservation Districts, Illinois Good Neighbor Award from Izaak Walton League and the ”2005 Illinois Teacher of the Year” from the Illinois State Board of Education. In addition, she was named a ”National River Hero” by River Network for her efforts to restore Poplar Creek, the only B stream in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago region).

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