Summit on Environmental Education

Second Annual Regional Meeting

Rescheduled for Fall 2016

About the Summit

Our hope is to build upon the network of environmental educators at two-year colleges in the Northern Illinois region and better prepare students for transferring into environmental programs at four-year colleges, like NIU. We would also like faculty have a better understanding of research and collaboration opportunities in environmental studies in the region in order to better prepare students for whichever careers they choose to pursue.

Summit Location (Canceled)

Tuesday, May 24th, 8am

Northern Illinois University, West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL, United States

Cost for the summit is $25 per participant (covers the cost of morning snacks, lunch, parking, and speaker compensation)


Register online at TBD
*New users will be asked to create a login ID

*Please be sure to contact Michael Grzybowski at mgrzybowski1@niu.edu or Devin Foil at 815-753-6563 (not NIU Outreach) with any registration questions.


Panel presentations and break out sessions will be held in the Holmes Student Center.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Summit Agenda

8:00-9:00 - Registration

9:00-10:00 - Summit Welcome: Service & Engaged Learning

10:00-10:30 - Round Tables (Story Sharing)

10:30-11:45 - Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and 2+2's

11:45-12:45 - Lunch

1:00-2:00 - Panel Presentations: Student Engagement

--Sustainable Campus Ideas

--Food, Energy, and Water Nexus (FEW)

--Environmental Labs

--Integrating Humanities

2:00-3:30 - Breakout Sessions with panel

3:30-4:00 - Closing

4:00 - Optional Networking and Collaboration Dinner (pay on your own)

**Updated Speaker & Presentation List**

Speakers TBA.

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, & Energy

The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE) is a collaborative program to foster research, education, and community engagement about the environment and sustainability.


We offer both the BS and the BA in environmental studies with six emphases: biodiversity and environmental restoration, energy studies, environmental policy, human experience, non-governmental organizations, and water science. We also offer a minor in environmental studies and a teacher certification program in environmental science.


Our programs are interdisciplinary - NIU faculty from several colleges teach courses in our undergraduate program and lead research programs. We encourage hands-on learning through for-credit internships and research projects. We also provide opportunities to be involved on-campus through our Green Living Community and native plant garden.