2023 Midwest Environmental Education Conference

To Hinųkwaseja: Restoring connections to land and each other

November 2-4, 2023 - La Crosse, Wisconsin

Place and Land (with a capital ‘P’ and ‘L’) have always been relevant to environmental education. This year, our conference will highlight the increasing importance of place-based relationships to a sustainable future. This requires particular attention to justice for Indigenous people. The theme serves as a call to support communities that must fight against displacement. Likewise, we must address the linkages between such displacement and environmental degradation. Hinųkwaseja is the Ho-Chunk name for the settlement at La Crosse. With this language, we show gratitude to our meeting Place.

The 2023 Midwest EE Conference is hosted at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Onalaska, Wis., about 15 minutes from downtown La Crosse. Stoney Creek features access right outside the door to miles of hiking trails along the La Crosse River, and is in easy to access location close to I-90. Parking is onsite and free. Reserve your room at Stoney Creek before October 1st to ensure you get the conference rate. Use the Group Code (2311MEEC) to get a discounted rate for your stay!

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We are seeking donations of items and experiences for the silent auction at the Midwest Environmental Education Conference held in La Crosse, Wisconsin, November 2-4 and hosted by the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. All proceeds from the auction are used for educator and student scholarships to attend the annual conference.

Maybe you are an artist and have an original work to donate? Perhaps your organization would contribute a membership and items from your gift shop or you could provide a gift certificate for you lakeside getaway. Maybe you have new or gently used items at home that no longer serve you and could be put to use by another environmental educator.

If you feel so inspired to support this work and make a tax-deductible contribution, please complete this form or reach out to Ryan at ryan.feldbrugge@wisc.edu.

Learn more about the 2023 Midwest Environmental Education Conference here: MEEConference.org

Thank you!