2018 Conference Call for Proposals

       New York State Outdoor Education Association

                  50th Anniversary Conference:
50 Years of Educating Outdoors

              “Learn It…Live It…Pay It Forward!”

                  September 20 – 23, 2018


         Greenkill Outdoor Education & Retreat Center,    
           New York YMCA Camp, Huguenot, NY 12746


Call for Proposals!


NYSOEA is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2018 Conference. The conference location at Greenkill Outdoor Education & Retreat Center offers a variety of settings for indoor and outdoor workshops, including field, forest and lake sites.

NYSOEA has always been about “Educating in, for and about the Outdoors.” And, after 50 years’ worth of workshops presentations, we know our members have a lot to share!  Towards our goal of providing a variety of workshops, we hope you will assist us in offering presentations that will fit into
at least one of our conference themes for the 2018 Anniversary Conference:

  • Learn It: Workshops that give participants opportunities to learn and appreciate more about the natural world. These presentations often consist of “how-to” sessions and provide content knowledge and understanding about the world around us…
  • Live It: Workshops that give participants opportunities to consider new ways to experience or educate in the outdoors. These presentations are about what it means to be an outdoor educator; carrying the content over into your teaching and life-long/personal learning skills…
  • Pay It Forward: Workshops that give participants opportunities for making the field of Outdoor Education a stronger force for the future. These presentations are often about taking action and geared to the development of partnerships, ideas on sustainability and dealing with future challenges…

We hope too, that you will consider our varied audiences: nature center staff, Pre K-12 educators and administrators, college students and life-long learners. 


Workshop Proposal Form

Mail-in Workshop Proposal Form

Also, note that workshop presenters are eligible for a discount on their conference registration fee!  

Questions? Contact the conference committee at conferencecommittee2018@nysoea.org  

2018 conference supported in part through a grant from

The Brandwein Institute and The American Nature Study Society