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September 16, 2008

USEE's 19th Annual Conference

The 19th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference was a great success! Thanks to all of the people who spoke, presented, volunteered, participated, helped set up, won awards, sponsored, donated to, enjoyed, and all of the USEE staff for giving such a great show. A special thanks also goes out to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge for hosting such a wonderful event!

Jack Greene leading the Wetlands for Life! field trip with the
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Visitor's Center in the distance.

Wetlands for Life! field trip participants learning
about native and invasive plant species.

Kerry Case, with Andrea and Mike Heidinger,
making rope out of plant fibers.

Keynote Speaker Steven Trimble talking about his book,
Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America

Nancy Caruthers' fabulous spread of delicious local foods.

Early-morning bird watchers in the fuzzy distance of the refuge.

Attentive conference attendees discussing the future of
Environmental Education in Utah.

More details of the conference happenings will be coming shortly. For now, the USEE staff is going to enjoy the rest of today off as reward for working hard at the conference. See you all tomorrow!

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