Previous RELC Gatherings

Previous RELC Meeting Hosts

2017 Residential Environmental Learning Center Gathering

Photo Credit: Nick Mikula, North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute, Sedro-Woolley, WA. 

Participants: Click here for a map of 2017 participants

Facebook Photo Album here.

The Open Space Agenda:
The RELC Conference, recognizing the expertise among the attendees, uses Open Space Technology to determine the program agenda. Each participant was asked to come to the meeting with ideas and questions to build the agenda. Here is the 2017 RELC Open Space Agenda.

Meeting Notes and Suggested Resources:

2015 Residential Environmental Learning Center Gathering  


 Click here to view a slideshow of centers that attended
the 2015 RELC gathering



Session Notes

Assessing impacts on academic success 
Citizen Science
Efficiencies in decision making and running meetings
Food allergies and special needs
Food service, food in programming
Google products for the office
Live, Learn, and Teach
Mapping the landscape of children outdoors

NP Centennial Discussion
Professional Learning
Program evaluation 1
 & Program evaluation 2
Programming for adults
Programming for current environmental issues
Staff development 1 & Staff development 2
Service learning
Strategic planning
Successful Partnerships
Sustainability, matching program delivery wiht facility practice


2013 Residential Environmental Learning Center Gathering 

Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, Pennisula, OH.
                 Summary and Profiles of Attending Centers

   Session Notes:

   Citizen Science
   Creative Programs
   Deep Pedagogy
   Developing Professional Educators
   Engaging Participants Online
   Evaluations (1) 
   Evaluations (2)
   Farm Education
   Filling Winter Capacity
   Food Improvement (1)    
   Food Improvement (2)
   Global Climate Change
   High School Credits
   Integration of Technology


   Positive Staff Culture
   Pre & Post Trip Extensions
   Program Fees
   Quality Staff
   Recruiting Diverse Staff
   RELCs on Public Lands
   School Recruitment (1)    
   School Recruitment (2)
   Security (1)
   Security (2)
   Staffing Models
   Staff Development into Supervisors
   Staff Ownership
   Transportation to Center



2011 RELC Gathering - Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA

2009 RELC Gathering - McDowell Environmental Center, Nauvoo, AL

2007 RELC Gathering - Teton Science Schools, Jackson Hole, WY

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