Camp Sponsors Inquiry Conference for Educators

The 2nd annual Inquiry-Based Education Conference in southeastern Ohio at Burr Oak State Park was a 2 day hands-on experience for teachers and non-formal educators with an interest in environmental education. Presented by Rural Action and Camp Oty’Okwa.

Keynotes this year included Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton, Director of Miami County Park District with “Why Inquiry and EE are Essential,”┬áKen Bowald, North American Interpreters Association, on the “Importance of Critical Thinking,” Tom Shisler, Naturalist at Wahkeena Nature Preserve, with “Nature Did It First,” and Erin Sykes, Director of Rural Action’s Zero Waste Program, discussing “Applying Inquiry to Local Environmental Challenges”.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors who made this event possible and successful

Rural Action, The Sugar Bush Foundation, The Athens Foundation, Upgrade Athens County, Wayne National Forest, Crane Hollow Preserve, Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area’s Winding Road, and Environmental Education Council of Ohio.