March 2013 Brings 'Snails Trails and Canyon Tales-- An Educator’s Conference'


Snails Trails and Canyon Tales: An Educator’s Conference

Presented by Environmental Education Association of Alabama (EEAA)  at

Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center

March 7-9, 2013


“I choose to…work tirelessly with our state board members to help create an environment where innovation, creativity, and flexibility are the rule, not the exception,” says Dr. Tommy Bice (Alabama State Superintendent of Education). Dr. Bice will be revealing his educational vision and his support of “Best Practices in EE” to participants at the EEAA Conference at Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Deutsch (Alabama Water Watch), will be sharing his amazing international stories with the conference group and teaching participants more about Alabama’s global role in water issues.

This conference is open to informal educators on all levels and classroom teachers.

Educators and teachers will benefit from three days of experiential environmental education courses that include social studies, arts, literature, storytelling, math, and science. Teachers will receive CEUs for participation.

Field trips offered during the conference include: Trail of Tears Journey (National Park Service), Mosaic Workshop (Auburn University’s Environmental Institute), Wild Thyme Tea Party (DeSoto State Park), Native American Pottery Workshop (JSU Field Schools), or Kayaking & Caving Little River (One World Adventure Company).

The Trail of Tears Photography Exhibit will be on loan from the Museum of the Cherokee and displayed at the Little River Canyon Center during this conference. This exhibit is sponsored by Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

Registration is required by February 20, 2013 and includes all meals. To register, visit, email Renee Morrison, president of EEAA &Assistant Director JSU Field Schools, or call 256-782-5697.

DeSoto State Park is reserving their facility for lodging at a special rate. To make lodging reservations call 1-800-ALA-Park option 2 and ask for EEAA rates (by 2-20-13).

Learn more about the Little River Canyon Center