AEEA Conference at Tech on Thursday

The Arkansas Environmental Education Association (AEEA) will host a conference entitled “Environmental Education Goes to Work” on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

The event seeks to connect students and teachers with employers from the public and private sectors who are providing career opportunities related to environmental science.

Plenary speakers will include Jay Bassett, division chief for the Arkansas Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services; Dr. Deborah Leslie, assistant professor of geology at Arkansas Tech; Amber Mullis, re-employment specialist for the Russellville Workforce Center with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services; and Leah Saffian, president of the AEEA board and deputy director/education coordinator for the Washington County Department of Environmental Affairs.

The following entities are scheduled to be represented by panelists and/or exhibitors:

  • Arkansas Workforce Services
  • Arkansas Analytical Inc.
  • Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Arkansas Department of Transportation
  • Arkansas State Parks
  • ATU College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Buffalo River Foundation
  • CDI Contractors
  • Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC
  • Central Arkansas Water
  • City of Little Rock
  • City of Russellville
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Entergy, Arkansas Vegetation Management
  • Green Acres Atkins
  • Heifer International
  • Homegrown on the River
  • L’Oreal USA
  • MIC Sales Inc.
  • Ross Noland Law Firm
  • Scenic Hill Solar
  • United States Environmental Services
  • UA Division of Agriculture
  • Washington County Environmental Affairs

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the first plenary session will start at 9 a.m. in the W.O. Young Building Ballroom.

Learn more about theĀ Arkansas Environmental Education Association.

Learn more about the ATU College of Natural and Health Sciences.