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  • ASSOCIATION FOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION 26TH NORTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE

    APRIL 10-12, 2015 WARM BEACH CAMP

    STANWOOD, WA

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    Enviros Wilderness School Association (Enviros) is a charitable, non-profit community of people, committed to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta. We engage children, youth, adults and families in experiential-based opportunities to support them in learning and developing skills that foster independence. During the fall and winter of 1976, the first group of Enviros youth workers and volunteers, along with eight youth, ventured into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountain foothills. This outing was an exercise in self-discipline and personal growth that lasted eight months. While living in tents and attending school on site; the youth, through determination and co-operation, managed to succeed in building the first Enviros wilderness facility. This success founded the legacy of experiential education that has become Enviros’ trademark in child, youth and family services. Since 1976, Enviros has continued to offer innovative, family oriented programming. Enviros has developed programs, transferring the wilderness learning’s into the urban, community and family environment. Since becoming an incorporated non-profit society in 1980, Enviros has grown to become one of the region’s most flexible and adaptive children, youth, and family service agencies. Today Enviros provides seven community based programs including Foster Care, High Fidelity Wraparound, FASD support, Youth Transition to Adulthood, Student Health Partnership: Family-School Liaison Program and Respite Care. We deliver an adolescent and young adult male 12-week wilderness based addiction treatment programs, three Child Welfare residential programs and a Young Offender Open Custody program. With the necessary documents in hand, we invite you to consider us as an employment option or as a practicum site for your student placement.

    Every story has a turning point

    #220, 3115 12 St NE Calgary, Alberta, Canada www.enviros.org

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    WELCOME LETTER

    WELCOME! Dear Northwest AEE Conference Participants: As co-conveners of the conference, we are extremely excited to share this weekend with you and to welcome you to the 2015 Northwest AEE Conference at the Warm Beach Camp & Confer- ence Center in Warm Beach, WA.

    This year’s theme came out of a desire to harness the wealth of energy and experience our members have and to share this with the community. This community exists because of the amazing contributions of its members, and we hope you get a chance to grow your practice by tapping into this incredible resource.

    Over the next few days, it is our hope that you will find time to play, to challenge yourself and to innovate within your practice. You will have opportunities to share your current practices, en- gage with other experiential educators, renew your connection to AEE and expand the EE community.

    Welcome to this beautiful place on Coast Salish traditional terri- tory and this incredible community of people. We are so glad you are here!

    Brittany Martin & Jes Logher Conference Co-Conveners

    CONTENTS 3 Welcome Letter 4 Venue Map and Info 5 Conference Schedule

    Conference Committee Regional Council 2015

    6 Playnote & Entertainment 7 Happenings Networking BYOT-Shirt Silkscreening Auctions Morning Activities

    Broomball Bookstore

    8 Workshop Thematic Strands 9 Workshop Schedule Grid 10 Workshop Descriptions 13 Awards 14 Workshop Presenters

    PROGRAM GUIDE CREDITS JOSHUA KELLER ARTSTAR PROPS [email protected]

    COVER

    AMBER BOORMAN ARTSTAR PROPS

    ABOUT AEE

    The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a non-profit inter- national professional organization with a mission to develop and pro- mote experiential learning. AEE was formed in the early 1970s and today has over 1,500 members in 35 countries. AEE is committed to supporting professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation of experiential education worldwide. Our intent is to contribute to a more just and compassionate world by transforming education.

    AEE Northwest Regional members include teachers, therapists, edu- cators, camp directors and counselors, social workers, and training and development professionals from Alaska, Alberta, British Colum- bia, Idaho, Montana, the Northwest Territories, Oregon and Wash- ington. Our annual conferences bring them together for a weekend full of professional development, entertainment, and individual and team activities.

  • MAP & INFO

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    WARM BEACH CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER Located just one hour north of Seattle, Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center is the northwest’s premier camp, conference, and retreat center offering year-round programs for youth, families, and adults. Serving greater Puget Sound since 1956, Warm Beach Camp offers rental facilities and support services for church, school, non-profit, and governmental groups throughout Washington State and the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. With one of Snohomish County’s largest horse herds, Warm Beach Camp offers year-round equestrian programs such as horse camp, riding lessons, and equestrian vaulting. Special needs adults enjoy the summer Special Friends Camps both day and overnight. Warm Beach is also home of The Lights of Christmas, a Northwest holiday tradition.

    WI-FI Each meeting area has its own password which will be accessible on site.

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    REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS:

    JANEY CHANG, CHAIR

    FRANZ PLANGGER, TREASURER

    KATE WALKER, SECRETARY

    BEV OLDHAM, MEMBERSHIP

    KRAG UNSOELD, AWARDS

    SHELDON FRANKEN, TEACHER OUTREACH/ THERAPEUTIC AFFILIATION GROUPS

    NED HASCALL, US MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH

    CHRISTOPHER BRITT, MEMBER-AT-LARGE

    2015 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

    BRITTANY MARTIN, CO-CONVENOR JES LOGHER, CO-CONVENOR JANEY CHANG, CONFERENCE SUPPORT MARY SORG, REGISTRAR BEV OLDHAM, WORKSHOP COORDINATOR KRAG UNSOELD, AWARDS SHELDON FRANKEN, BOOKSTORE KEVIN WOODHOUSE, CAREER CONNECTIONS & SERVICE CREW CHRISTINA VASAK, SERVICE CREW ERIK PRICE, PHOTOGRAPHER JOSH KELLER, GRAPHIC DESIGN ABBIE LAROSE, DONATIONS (CANADA)

    The AEE regional conferences are organized 100% by volunteers. Regional committee members donate a great deal of their time and energy to each conference in support of AEE’s mandate.

    If you are interested in sharing your passion for experiential education and joining next year’s committee, please contact Janey Chang, Re- gional Chair ([email protected]).

    CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY, April 10 1:00 pm Registration Opens 2:30-4:00 pm Workshop #1 4:00-5:00pm Check-in 5:00-5:30 pm Welcome 5:45 pm Dinner 7:00-8:30 pm Playnote 8:45 pm Evening Activities | Games, Potluck, Fireside Fun

    SATURDAY, April 11 6:30-7:30 am Morning Activities 7:45 am Breakfast 8:30-10:00 am Workshop #2 10:00-10:15 am Refreshment Break 10:15-11:45 pm Workshop #3 11:45 pm Lunch 1:00-2:30 pm Workshops #4 2:30-2:45 pm Refreshment Break 2:45-4:15 pm Workshop #5 4:30-5:30 pm Free Time | Broomball 5:45 pm Dinner 6:45-7:30 pm Auction 8:00-10:00pm Square Dance Shindig with Victory Chicken Mary’s Famous Dessert Bar

    SUNDAY, April 12 6:45-7:45 am Morning Activities 7:45am Breakfast | Networking 9:30-11:00 am Workshop #6 11:15-12:00 pm Closing Ceremony 12:00pm Snacks | Happy Goodbyes 1:00-2:00 pm Check out | Evaluations

    SCHEDULE & COMMITTEE

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    HAPPENINGS

    BRIAN BRANDT, ILANA GUTTMANN, SARAH STORM-TOWER, SAM TOWER & SCOTT VANDERWEY This collaborative playnote brings together over a 100 years of experiential educator wisdom into one facilitation! Five of AEE’s seasoned educators will take attendees under their wings and share their unique facilitation styles, help participants apply ideas to their own practices and share stories of why they stayed dedicated to AEE over the decades. Learn from the best as we re-mix the old and new.

    PLAYNOTE

    FRIDAY NIGHT

    FIRESIDE FUN After a rockin’ good time networking and getting to know each other continue the party with a variety of fun games, great music, and fireside chats.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    SATURDAY NIGHT

    VICTORY CHICKEN Hit the dance floor Saturday night for some square dancing led by the Seattle-based experiential dance band Victory Chicken! You will be dancing to the calls of long-time Seattle caller Tony Mates. Tony has been a driving force behind dances in the Northwest and the current revival of community square dancing across the nation with events such as Dare to Be Square. Tony will be joined by Betsy Brown playing Fiddle, Catherine Alexander on Guitar, and Jamie Hascall on the Banjo.

    HAPPENINGS

    A FACILITATOR’S RE-MIX: A COMPILATION OF EXPERIENCE

  • HAPPENINGS

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    NETWORKING Friday night we will jump start you on your networking journey that will help you make the most of your time at the conference. AEE is an incredible community of inspiring folks and the more connections you make with those around you the better your experience will be! Mealtimes are also great opportunities to connect. Start conversations, make connections, build relationships