Interested in hosting an in-person meet-up?
Meet-ups can happen anywhere and you can do anything! Invite conference attendees to meet for a hike, a paddle, or a drink and talk about local efforts around advancing education for climate action.
We ask that meet-ups take place between the afternoon of June 22nd and June 29th. Committed host organizations will receive one free registration to the conference and a chance to meet other people working towards the same climate education goals. Contact Krysta at email@example.com if you are interested in organizing a meet-up in your area.
Coastal Resilience Walk in the Seaside Village of Oyster, VA
Host: The Nature Conservancy
Date/Time: Thursday, June 22nd 3:00-5:00pm
Location: 6479 Sunnyside Rd, Cape Charles, VA
RSVP: Reserve your spot by emailing Margaret Van Clief (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday, June 21st.
Details: 1.5 mile guided walk along Oyster Harbor and coastal Horse Island Trail which follows the edge of the salt marsh along uneven terrain. While the trail is not ADA-accessible, there is a viewing platform at the trailhead, and the program could be tailored so that discussion occurs there before setting out on the trail. Comfortable walking shoes that can get a little muddy, a full water bottle, and bug spray are highly recommended. Port-o-potty available. Coastal resilience is a topic increasingly on the minds of people connected to Virginia's Eastern Shore, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners are deeply involved in finding ways to help our communities adapt to changing environmental conditions. Participants will explore the public Oyster Village Horse Island Trail with TNC staff and visit our marine restoration facility on Oyster Harbor for a light discussion about community engagement and nature-based solutions for coastal resilience.
Selfies with a 400-foot, 2-megawatt wind turbine
Host: Delaware Sea Grant / University of Delaware
Date/Time: Friday, June 23rd 10-11AM
Location: 1044 College Drive, Lewes, DE
RSVP: Email email@example.com by June 16th.
Details: Participants will don provided hard hats (required) and visit the base of the University of Delaware's 2-megawatt wind turbine on the Lewes campus, to talk about wind energy. Dress is casual-comfortable. Closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged. We will be walking a very short distance over uneven grass/dirt/gravel. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Cayuga Nature Center Happy Hour Stroll
Host: Paleontological Research Institution
Date/Time: June 29th 4:30-7PM
Location: Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY
RSVP: Register at this link by June 28th
Details: Join us June 29th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm for a casual post-conference meet-up at the Cayuga Nature Center. We'll begin at the pavilion behind the Nature Center Lodge at 4:30 and take a short stroll to the six-story TreeTops tree house. Then we will return to the pavilion for drinks, nibblies, and conversation about climate education. We'll share some of the ways PRI is engaging in environmental monitoring at the Cayuga Nature Center and supporting schools in doing environmental monitoring on and near their campuses. But most of the program is about networking and relaxing. We will provide beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks and some light snacks. The trail to TreeTops is short, but not ADA-accessible, but the pavilion can be accessible by car.
Hike for Climate and Sustainable Solutions
Host: Howard County Conservancy
Date/Time: June 22nd 3-6PM
Location: 10520 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock, MD 21163
RSVP: Register at this link by June 20th. Limited to 20 people.
Details: Please join us for a climate hike, community sharing circle, and a catered dinner (with Vegan and Gluten Free options). Please also bring a book to swap (nature books are preferred, but any book will do). We are looking forward to getting to know you. Please let us know if you have any questions.
City to Shore: Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilient Communities
Host: American Littoral Society
Date/Time: June 28th 10AM-1PM
Location: Indian Ave Schools - 399 Indian Ave, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
RSVP: Email Michelle Rebilas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Take a tour of American Littoral Society's nature-based solutions projects from city to shore. We'll explore the city green infrastructure projects that mitigate flooding and protect water quality, while increasing green space, and providing outdoor classrooms. Then we'll head downstream to Thompsons Beach to learn about the Littoral Society's restoration work along the Delaware Bay and how these efforts connect city to shore, creating climate resilient communities. Participants should prepare for a full day outdoors and dress for the weather and sun protection. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. There will be some walking on uneven terrain. Walking along the Delaware Bay beach might include wet feet so old sneakers or water shoes might be preferred, however we will not be wading into the water.