2020 WET and WILD Coordinators Conference

Mon Jul. 27, 2020 to Fri Jul. 31, 2020
University Plaza Hotel | 333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway Springfield, MO 65806

Are you ready to get WET and WILD?

Project WET and Project WILD have teamed up to offer one conference for coordinators of both programs. Share, learn and have fun with Project WILD at the 2020 Coordinators Conference and Training.

Mark your calendars for the week of July 27-31, 2020 for some WET and WILD fun! 

 

The Place: Springfield, MO

Centrally located in the U.S. and home to Project WET, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree (PLT) Coordinators, Springfield, Missouri is an ideal location to host the joint WET and WILD conference. Springfield boasts claim to the Wonders of Wildlife Museum, is close to Lake of the Ozarks and is considered the Gateway to the Great Outdoors with numerous parks, trails, rivers and streams in the area. Springfield is also home to Missouri State University, partner to Project WET, Project WILD and PLT.

Learn more at https://www.springfieldmo.org/

 

Agenda Overview

July 27: New Coordinator Training. This all-day training allows any coordinators who are new to, or unfamiliar with, running their own network of facilitators to learn with Project WET and Project WILD staff and experienced coordinators. Like any Project WET and Project WILD training, it is an interactive and hands-on session.

Opening dinner will take place on the evening of July 27. Details TBD.

July 28: Coordinators’ Network Meetings. Project WET and Project WILD Coordinators will break into two sessions to discuss each Project’s program. These sessions are for Project WET and Project WILD coordinators only. It is time to discuss your program with other coordinators and Project WET or Project WILD staff and to help shape the future of each program in the coming year.

July 29: Field Experience and General Sessions. Open to anyone, these sessions share presentations and activities submitted by participants and vetted by the conference planning committee. Sessions will be dedicated to sharing WET and WILD best practices and discussion collaboration in the future.

July 30: Field Experience and General Sessions. Open to anyone, these sessions share presentations and activities submitted by participants and vetted by the conference planning committee. Sessions will be dedicated to sharing WET and WILD best practices and discussion collaboration in the future.

Closing dinner will likely be the evening of July 30th. Details TBD.

 

Logistics

Lodging

Lodging will be at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. More information to come regarding reservations and rates.

 

Transportation

Participants are responsible for getting themselves to the hotel. The University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center offers a complimentary airport shuttle as well as complimentary parking.  

The closest airport is Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) approximately 15 minutes from the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

Other airports that are further away (approximately 3 hours travel time) are Tulsa, OK (TUL), Kansas City (KCI) and St. Louis (STL).


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