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Environmental education conference to feature
UW-Eau Claire speakers

RELEASED: Oct. 15, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty, alumni and campus groups will be among those presenting at the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Annual Fall Conference Oct. 21-24 at the Ramada Convention Center in downtown Eau Claire.

The conference — "Keeping the EE in Green: To Learn, To Live, To Act" — will focus on finding resources and teaching green initiatives, modeling and promoting green behavior, and making homes, nature centers and classrooms green.

Erin LaFaive, a UW-Eau Claire alumna and UW-Extension staff member, will present "EcoTeams: Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Community One Household at a Time" from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Oct. 22. She will discuss how to create a more sustainable home or office. Topics will include solid waste, water, energy, transportation and eco-wise consuming.

Dr. Kate Hale Wilson, adjunct assistant professor of English and sustainability fellow at UW-Eau Claire, will join other UW-Eau Claire representatives to present "Sustainability Initiatives at UW-Eau Claire" from 8:30-10:45 a.m. Oct. 23. They will highlight recent campus sustainability efforts, ongoing projects and new initiatives. They also will discuss how working on sustainability initiatives has brought together diverse groups and created effective working relationships across campus.

Dr. Crispin Pierce, associate professor of public health professions at UW-Eau Claire, and his daughter, Avala Pierce, a fourth-grade student at Chippewa Valley Montessori School, will present "Hands-On Environmental Health: Global Warming, Water Pollution, Air Pollution and More" from 9-11-30 a.m. Oct. 24. Participants will conduct experiments and use equipment to understand and measure risks to human environmental health. Activities will include measuring radiation, temperature, dissolved oxygen, noise and water density; modeling global warming; composting bags and cups; using solar energy; testing paper decomposition; and using GPS for environmental tracking.

WAEE is a statewide nonprofit professional organization of environmental educators that supports environmental education through advocacy, networking and recognition.

For details about the conference, visit the WAEE Web site or call WAEE at 715-346-2796.

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