Welcome to the 2022 Advancing EE Conference!
Power of Connection: Growing the EEcosystem

We are so excited to welcome you to the Virtual Advancing Environmental Education Conference! We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore research, elevate practices and spark collaborations at the conference!

*Please note - Sessions, presenters and scheduled times may be subject to change.

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Wednesday, September 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Reclaiming Connectedness: How to Overcome Burnout, Demoralization, and Exploitation

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Informal environmental educators are some of the best people you'll ever meet. Unfortunately, the very same qualities that support that claim also leave many informal educators vulnerable to burnout, demoralization, and exploitation. There's good news, however; the work that you love doesn't  have to hurt you. By learning about the causes, symptoms, and differences between burnout, demoralization, and  exploitation, informal educators can empower themselves to embody healthier, more fulfilling relationship to their  work. What's more, when this framework is used to understand formal teacher collaborators, it can support building  effective partnerships more easily and enduringly. 

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Jess Cleeves

Educator, Learning Humans
Jess Cleeves is an educator obsessed with relationships. Because she's worried about the relationship many educators are forced to have with their practices, she wrote "Planning to Stay: Burnout, Demoralization, Exploitation, and How to Reclaim Your Classroom and Your Life, Anyway... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MDT