Many Streams - One River: Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council Conference 2008 (Apr 10 - 13)
Thu Apr 10 to Sun Apr 13, 2008, Nordeg, AB
Many Streams - One River
Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council Conference 2008
Conference Location: Goldeye Centre, Nordegg, Alberta
Conference Date: April 10-13, 2008
You are invited to register for the annual conference of the GEOEC, the Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association!
This annual conference is always an uplifting and inspiring affair, and an important professional development experience for teachers in both formal and non-formal settings. Join us, and join together with old friends and new friends in this beautiful natural environment.
The Conference theme is 'Many Streams, One River.' If we think of the tremendous flow of efforts to maintain and better the world - as being like a river, then we can also recognize the multitude streams of individual and group efforts that feed into the river and strengthen its flow. Come and explore the currents
About the Conference
a.. The Goldeye Centre is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies near Nordegg: visit www.goldeye.org/where_we_are
b.. Our venue is beautiful but can accommodate only 200 conference participants - register soon to avoid disappointment!
c.. Conference registration costs just $185 (membership, accommodation, and meals are extra).
Visit the GEOEC website to find out more, and register for the conference, accommodation, and meals www.geoec.org/conference/
Keynote description and biography:
Many will remember Karsten Heuer's electrifying presentation at the 2007 GEOEC conference. This year he will present the world premiere of Finding Farley, a 5,000 km cross-Canada pilgrimage by canoe and sailboat to visit renowned author Farley Mowat. Karsten will weave a powerful and compelling story of changing landscapes, the child-parent relationship, the importance of elders, and the challenges and rewards of immersing children in the natural world.
Explorer, author and biologist Karsten Heuer will speak to us about his latest adventure, Finding Farley, a 5,000 km cross-Canada pilgrimage by canoe and sailboat to visit renowned author Farley Mowat. This will be his first public presentation about the 2007 journey, a 5-month epic that took Heuer, his wife, their two-year-old toddler, and dog through parts of Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, Nunavut and the Maritimes, visiting the settings of many of Mowat's books along the way. Karsten will use images, film clips, to weave a powerful and compelling story of changing landscapes, the child-parent relationship, the importance of elders, and the challenges and rewards of immersing children in the natural world.
Biography: Karsten Heuer is wildlife biologist, park warden, and author with an appetite for long treks. In 1998 and 1999 he walked and skied 3,400-kilometres from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming to Canada's Yukon Territory to highlight the need for a system of wildlife corridors and core reserves (the Y2Y Conservation Initiative). In 2003, he again set off on skis and foot with his wife, Leanne Allison, and followed the Porcupine Caribou Herd from their Yukon winter range to endangered Alaskan calving grounds and back for five months. Most recently, he paddled and sailed for five months across Canada with his wife and two-year-old son to visit author Farley Mowat. He is the author of two books (Walking the Big Wild and Being Caribou).
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