Posted by Penny Heartwell /jr on October 01, 2000 at 08:35:11:
In Reply to: There is a EE club get together on SPI, Wed. Oct 18, at 7pm. posted by jr on October 01, 2000 at 08:20:47:
A SENSE OF PLACE for NAAEE Conference
The Southern Texas / Northern Mexico Border Alliance for Environmental Education -
"The Borderless Alliance" invites any and all non-commercial organizations, institutions, projects, events who have a program, project or event which has an environmental education(or cultural)focus HERE along our Border (from either side)to highlight your efforts by participating in the "poster display - social interaction" at the Opening Night Ceremony for the 29th Annual
Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education on Wednesday, October 18, 2000.
The overall conference theme is "Spanning Cultural and Ecological Diversity through EE." We expect over 1200 delegates to participate in
the four day conference. Opening ceremonies will be outside at the Radisson Resort on South Padre Island beginning at 7:00PM.
We have SO MANY wonderful groups, events, great environmental education projects and cultural events happening in our Region. Let's ALL take
this opportunity to "fly our flags" a little higher and let the rest of the world's EE community know about us! Please circulate this message to as many non-profit groups - EE and Cultural - that you know of. Details follow:
Even if you are not registered for the conference, but wish to have a poster in this exhibit, you may attend the ceremonies (if you list with me in advance for this project) and that way you will be available to interact with the conference participants that evening and share, in a non-formal manner, points of interest about your program, BUT I need to have confirmations and NAMES of those intending to be present ASAP and I will need to get the posters by the weekend prior to the conference -
October 14-15th - unless other arrangements are made directly with me in advance.
One (or two if space allows) foam board poster(s) highlighting the environmental/cultural program you represent will make up the exhibit. All items displayed on the poster should preferably be laminated as these will be displayed outside. The posters will be attached to the tall chain link fence which surrounds the tennis courts at the Radisson and will serve as a backdrop to the paths from the hotel down to the sea wall where the opening ceremony will take place. The "storyboards" should be readable from a few feet away to attract attention and most likely should stick to "headlines" and photos etc. with contact addresses, etc. There will be about four tables available as well so that we can have a place to launch from, to keep a stack of brochures, etc. to distribute, and to be available to answer any questions which
may arise regarding your poster. I suggest that two persons be available so that one can mingle with the crowd while another remains near by (at least for a little while). Of course, you can submit the poster without being present, but you would be missing a fine opportunity! After the ceremony itself, the delegates will be free to
mingle and meet and make plans for the rest of the conference.
This is the only event that "unregistered" individuals may participate in, so please take advantage of this opportunity to get to know NAAEE.
Our only other opportunity for local involvement in this major conference (unless you register for the conference itself - which I highly recommend) is if I am able to have the Borderless Alliance host any sort of hospitality beach party for Friday night. Since this would be a private party, we would be able to invite those whom we feel would benefit from the intaction. Contact me if you are interested in still trying to go forward with this at whatever level.
There is no charge for this Sense of Place Poster participation, but I am trying to get a banner made to place over the exhibit, serapes for
table cloths, name badges, copying of a sheet to list all participants and other Sense of Place involvement... and if these expenses add up, I
will ask for voluntary donations from the participating groups to help ME defray these expenses.
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