Environmental Education 
Association of Indiana


Nakeisha Washington

DEEPLY ROOTED IN STEM (DRIS) introduces and prepares students in agricultural and environmental science, IOT networking introduction, park’s history, habitats for the plants and animals to help foster an appreciation for the local parks, the environment and STEM-based careers.

Sarah Wolf

Reaching and teaching homeschoolers can be challenging. Homeschool families often have a wide range of ages, and it can be tricky to teach everyone. Learn strategies and tricks from a park naturalist who was homeschooled!

Dr. Justin Hougham

The Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program emphasizes scientific problem solving in environmental education. The DOTS program is an outdoor Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) lesson that uses modern mobile technology tools to connect today’s students to the outdoors in new and innovative ways. This inquiry-based program navigates the basics of the scientific method and focuses on the importance of good scientific communication and sharing discoveries with others


Jenna Wait

Join conservationist Jenna Wait as she demonstrates some of the Elkhart County SWCD education resources. She will be featuring the Augmented Reality Sandbox along with an infiltration cart, educational kits, and free online resources.


Leslie Arnold and Dani Tippmann

A new naturalist inherits a longstanding maple syrup making field trip. Listen to the story of her journey to incorporate missing perspectives and relationships. Meet Dani Tippmann, Miami Native American, and learn steps for respectfully incorporating Indigenous perspectives into programs.

Mindy Murdock

Public parks and libraries are places where people come together for regular, sustained interactions, and in the process, a community is built. Parks and libraries share similar missions and partnering makes for a more efficient, creative, better connected, and vibrant community.

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