Annual Summit

Each year, RIEEA hosts a Summit to bring together engaged communities throughout the state and from across various sectors. Nonformal educators, classroom teachers, university/college faculty and staff, students, environmental justice advocates, as well as representatives in the health, business, agricultural, and science fields, meet to build networks, gather resources, share best practices, and cultivate leadership skills for widespread environmental literacy adoption and implementation.

Our program is usually held on a Saturday morning in late winter and includes a keynote presentation, small group discussions, networking opportunities, raffles, and a full hot breakfast. Registration includes a RIEEA membership for the year.

The 2023 Summit, Storytelling to Connect With Your Audience, will be held Saturday, March 4 from 8am to 12pm at Rhode Island College. Our keynote speaker will be Wanda Hopkins (right). Wanda is an amazing author, educator, and storyteller, as well as a Narragansett tribal leader and member of the Native American Advisory Council at the University of Rhode Island. You can read a recent article by Wanda about land acknowledgements here.

Registration will open in early 2023. Stay tuned! 

Wanda Hopkins