Keynote & Featured Speaker Set for 2012 Fall Conference

WAEE is thrilled to welcome two amazing speakers to the Fall Conference this year. With very different stories to tell these two speakers will teach and inspire the conference participants. And we could not be more thrilled that they are both local to the Door County area!

Stanley A. Temple, keynote speaker

Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold, and during that time he won every teaching award for which he was eligible. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has received major awards from The Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society and The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, and he is a Fellow of The American Ornithologists’ Union, The Explorer’s Club, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been President of the Society for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.

Jeff Rennicke, featured speaker

Hiking among the giant grizzlies of Kamchatka, shooting the rapids of rivers in China, traveling alone through the nameless peaks of Alaska’s Brooks Range, and climbing to the summit of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro, award-winning writer and photographer Jeff Rennicke has lived a life of adventure. His travels and poetic stories have been chronicled in more than two hundred magazine articles in such publications as National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Reader’s Digest and others twice winning Gold Medals for Excellence from the Society of American Travel Writers. He is the author of ten books including Treasures of Alaska: Last Great American Wilderness and Jewels on the Water: Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands.  His love for stories and his belief in the importance of environmental education led him to Conserve School where he teaches Wilderness Voices: Literature and the American Landscape.

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WAEE is your direct connection to Environmental Education (EE) in Wisconsin. Join teachers, naturalists, youth leaders, natural resource professionals and others dedicated to learning more and educating all persons about the natural and built environment. WAEE is a non-profit organization that sponsors conferences, workshops, and gatherings to promote professional growth and networking opportunities. Our organization also supports the work of its members through statewide initiatives, professional resources and recognition.
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