Date(s) - 04/02/2020 - 04/04/2020
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This event has been canceled due to ongoing concerns regarding the new coronavirus and to a State-issued order to cancel large gatherings.
Find inspiration, connect with other educators, and experience the gateway to the Gila Wilderness at the Association for Experiential Education at the Rocky Mountain Region Annual Conference happening….
April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2020
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
Theme: Inspiring Diverse Voices
Experiential education (EE), learning by doing with reflection, is a proven tool for helping people discover their strengths and capabilities through outdoor adventure, recreation, and indoor project- based learning. Experiential educators know that self-discovery is the seed that grows to improve and sustain the local and global community. Still many demographic groups are missing from EE. Let’s gather at the AEE Rocky Mountain Regional Conference to share innovative techniques, activities, and programs that will help inspire all ages, ethnicities, and classes of people to discover and share their voices.
Keynote speaker: Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors José González
Sr. González received his B.A at the University of California, Davis, and his M.S at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment. He is an experienced educator, as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. His commentary on diversity and environmental/outdoor equity has been featured by High Country News, Outside Magazine, Earth Island Journal, and Latino USA, among others. He engaged in collaborations with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Interior, and the National Park Service during the Obama Administration. He also represented Latino Outdoors in several coalitions including the Latino Conservation Alliance, the Next 100 Coalition, and California Parks Now. He has been recognized with several honors, including the National Wildlife Federation Environmental Educator Award, Grist Magazine “Grist 50”, and The Murie Center Spirit of the Muries, among others. Hear more from González in this video.
SPONSORS: Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, & Gila Hike & Bike