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Join education, environmental and natural resource leaders in advancing the Texas Natural Resources/Environmental Literacy Plan.
Join education, environmental, and natural
resource leaders in advancing natural resource/environmental literacy as
the new Texas Natural Resource / Environmental Literacy Plan is
presented at the Summit on January 25, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. This
is an exciting time for Texas and we hope you will be part of this
effort in advancing natural resource/environmental literacy.
purpose of the Natural Resource/ Environmental Literacy Summit is to
present the plan to professionals from formal and informal education,
natural resources, government, non-profit, and industry interested in
natural resource/environmental education and outreach. Through this
presentation, the participants of the summit will become familiar with
the plan and identify next steps for implementation.
Natural Resource/Environmental Literacy Summit Committee is proud Mrs.
Laura Bush, Former First Lady, will serve as the keynote speaker for the
Summit. Mrs. Bush recently founded Taking Care of Texas (www.takingcareoftexas.org),
which aims to spur conservation efforts that benefit communities, build
on the success of others, and inspire all Texans to join in.
program will also feature special guest speakers Carter Smith,
Executive Director of Texas Parks and Wildlife; Bora Simmons, Director
for the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education and
Jose"Pepe" Marcos-Iga, North American Association for Environmental
Education Board President.
- Organizations who agree overall with the content and strategy of the
Texas Natural Resource/Environmental Literacy Plan, and its alignment
with their mission, please contact: Tom Arsuffi, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will list your organization's endorsement in the frontal piece of the Plan and on the Plan's website.
room block has been reserved for summit participants under the name San
Antonio River Authority. These rooms are on a first come first serve
basis at the rate of $85 per night plus tax for January 24 and 25. The
room block rate is guaranteed until December 24, 2012. Discount will
still apply after that time, if rooms remain. Please book your room as soon as possible.
The opening reception, sponsored by the San Antonio Zoo
and Sea World, will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from
6:30-8:00 PM at the San Antonio Zoo. Get eye to eye with the Zoo's
hippos while enjoying drinks and heavy appetizers inside the Zoo's
exclusive indoor African gallery.
SAN ANTONIO ZOO – 3903 N St Mary's – www.sazoo.org
– closest parking will be the small lot to right of the main entrance.
The Zoo is located just blocks from the conference site and conference
participants may arrange early access into the Zoo on 1/24, by calling
210/734-7184 ext 1501.
Agenda & Draft PlanWill be posted on the following website closer to the event date. To view the plan: http://taee.org
breakout sessions will consist of the six goals laid out in the NR/ELP
and will provide a small group setting for Summit participants to
provide immediate feedback to the plan. Panels of experts and NR/ELP
writers will provide guidance and structure to these feedback sessions.