Regional Summit on Environmental Education


Our goal is to bring together educators from across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin from all disciplines who are interested in enhancing environmental education opportunities across the curriculum.

May 21, 2018 - 8am - 4pm

Summit Agenda

Summit Logistics

Cost: $20 will cover parking, food, and materials while at the summit.

Support from the NIU Center for Secondary Science and Mathematics Education and the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Register! - Now Open

Summit Topics

Engaged Learning
  • Rethinking service learning
  • Including undergraduates in research
  • Using peer teaching concepts in your classroom
  • Utilizing volunteer opportunities to teach environmental issues
  • Integrating humanities in your course materials
  • Environmental Education course format brainstorm and discussion*
*Please come prepared to discuss your ideas for a manual or outline of topics to be included in college-level Environmental Education courses (what topics should be covered, what are the best ways to cover those topics in a short amount of time).
Institution Logistics
  • Dual credit enrollment programs
  • Guaranteed admission agreements
  • Recruiting tomorrow's secondary science teachers today
  • Designing certificate programs
  • Creating an online community for environmental educators

Additional topics may be added as we near the event.

The Summit Agenda is now available


Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy/ENVS
325 Montgomery Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Melissa Lenczewski, Ph.D.
Davis Hall 411A

Melissa Burlingame, M.S., M.P.A.
Assistant Director
325 Montgomery Hall

Jennifer Ferris
Office Manager
325 Montgomery Hall

Jack King
Internship Coordinator
Zulauf Hall 802