Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 AEE Heartland Conference

The 2010 Association for Experiential Education Heartland Regional Conference was recently held at the YMCA of the Ozarks/Camp Lakewood near Potosi, MO. Nearly 80 people from 6 states showed up for three days of beautiful weather, educational workshops, entertainment, and F-U-N. We were lucky enough to be joined by vendors/exhibitors like Missouri State Parks, Leave No Trace, the Rainforest Adventure Center, TEAM Works, Going Green Promotions, OWLS, Achievement Transition Group, and the Old Raccoon.

As if workshops by Laurie Frank and Tom “Old Raccoon” Smith weren’t enough, other highlights of the 2010 Heartland Conference included a Keynote Address by Seth Warren and the Adventure Film Festival as the Saturday Evening Entertainment. Seth is a former professional kayaker turned multi-award winning filmmaker. His films Oil & Water and Nature Propelled have won awards all over the world and both films were highlighted in the Film Fest.

To top it all off, we had numerous donors that were very generous this year and helped raise over $3500 through our Silent and Live Auctions. Companies like Going Green Promotions, KEEN, National Geographic, RESTOP, LARABAR, The North Face, REI, and many others donated products to benefit the AEE.

Emily & JD

(Leave No Trace members and former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers)

1 comment:

YMCA of the Ozarks said...

So glad the conference was strong. We were happy to host you!