ONLY 6 DAYS TO GO UNTIL WE KICK OFF THE 2019 PAEE CONFERENCE IN PHILADELPHIA!
WE ARE EXCITED YOU ARE JOINING US!
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First time at a PAEE conference?
1. Map out your conference  
Plan ahead by picking at least two workshop sessions that interest you during each time slot, in case your first choice is at capacity. Make sure you know where field trips meet to venture offsite, and when & where meals will be held. If you have questions, find a board member at the registration table. Be sure to check out the exhibitors as well!

2. Avoid conference fatigue by taking breaks 
Learning can be exhausting! It’s okay to skip a session to take a nap or get some fresh air if you need it. It’s much harder to absorb information and make meaningful connections when you’re burnt out or overwhelmed.

3. Be ready to make connections with strangers!  
Practice your elevator pitch and know your skill set. Don’t be afraid to approach organizations or individuals about opportunities or collaborations. We’re all in this together and everyone attending wants to make environmental education the best it can be!
Dare yourself to sit at a table with all new people. Bring business cards to share to solidify new connections.

4. How to prepare yourself: 
Bring something to take note of all your new ideas. Whether that’s pen and paper or a tablet/laptop is up to you. Bring a reusable water bottle and some snacks in case meals are outside of your usual eating times. Dress is layers since temperatures can vary from room to room. Also bring appropriate outdoor gear if you’re going on a field trip (boots, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, etc.).
More Important Information:
Address:
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19113
Phone - 610.521.5900

Parking: Make sure to inform the hotel staff upon check-in (or check-out) that you are part of the PAEE Conference, in order to receive complimentary parking.

Registration: The Registration table will be on the 3rd floor and will be open on Monday & Tuesday from 7am to 11am.

Don't forget to pack:
• Water bottle and/or coffee mug
• Note taking materials (notebook, pens, pencils, iPad, etc.)
• Cash or checks for exhibitors and auction items
• Clothing appropriate for being outside in cold weather conditions
• Hiking boots
• Camera
• Swim suit for Hotel Pool
• Your professional ID # for Act 48 hours
SIGN UP FOR FIELD TRIPS AT REGISTRATION
Philadelphia is full of opportunities to connect with nature! This year's meetups and field trips are a great opportunity to explore the city and experience firsthand how Philadelphia - the 6th largest city in the US by population - embodies the conference theme of Cityscapes & Greenscapes.
Sign up sheets for all meetups & field trips will be at the Registration Table on the 3rd floor - Space is limited and sign ups are on a first come basis. All field trips will meet in the hotel lobby.

Bus transportation is provided. Any individual costs associated with the field trips are the responsibility of the participant, not PAEE.
Joining us on Monday?
Select your Meal Option Now!
To help us plan accordingly and ensure you have the meal you prefer, please complete this three question meal survey HERE. (Some of you may have responded yesterday - thank you!)

Respond ASAP, since we're submitting final catering numbers this week. Should you choose not to complete it, we cannot guarantee your preferred meal selection the day of the conference. Thank you in advance.
Additional Meal Information
Full Conference Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, and a light breakfast, lunch and evening hors d'oeuvres on Tuesday.

UPDATE: One day conference registration includes lunch with the option of purchasing additional meals for yourself or a guest.

​Lunch for the Project WET Facilitator Workshop is on your own – Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel has two on-site restaurants .  
THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS!
  • Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Allegheny Land Trust
  • Wildlands Conservancy
  • USC Citizens for Land Stewardship
  • Gecko Group
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve​
  • Brandywine Red Clay Alliance
  • Science Tots, Inc.
  • Environmental Education & Conservation Global
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