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Win free registration to NAAEE’s annual conference!

October 02, 2020

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The theme for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)’s annual conference is Inspire Change. Who better to do that than PLT Canada’s incredible youth network?

PLT Canada will offer 100 paid registrations to interested 15-30 year olds (a $200 CAD value) for NAAEE’s virtual conference from Oct. 13-16, 2020. Enter now for your chance to win!

The annual conference will bring together students, educators, researchers, global leaders and rising stars and use the power of environmental education to inspire change at all levels. This year, a key focus will be examining how to strengthen our efforts to dismantle systemic racism in our field and in society—from how we conduct research, run organizations, hire teams, communicate and much more.

Youth attendees will have the chance to

  • Engage with educators, emerging leaders, seasoned professionals and fellow students
  • Learn about opportunities in the green sector: careers, organization projects, and tackling global environmental challenges at the organizational and community levels
  • Develop leadership and networking skills
  • Discover ways to increase equity and diversity in the green jobs sector

Join sessions like “Re-wilding, Re-Thinking and Re-Imagining Anthropocene BiodiverCity in (Sub)Urban Spaces,” “Building Green Futures: Climate Change Resiliency and Literacy,” “Empowerment for Sustainability Dialogues: Incorporating Nonviolent Communication,” and so much more!

PLT Canada’s Director of Indigenous and Youth Relations, Paul Robitaille, will also be leading a hands-on presentation on “Inviting Indigenous Youth into Green Career Pathways.”

Learn more about the conference and see the full agenda here.

Interested in attending Inspire Change? Enter now for your chance to win free registration!

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