Spring Conferences

The Beautiful Bruce Peninsula!

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Thanks to Graham Draper, Sylvia Elliot, and the dedicated Sources of Knowledge team for inviting OAGEE to their annual Forum!








Graham Draper & Shawn Hughes



Our dedicated volunteers understand the tremendous amount of time and effort required to realize a successful conference. This year, Sources of Knowledge invited OAGEE members to attend a fantastic forum filled with field studies (alliteration!), presentations, and panel discussions.

Click any of the images above to see more pictures from this terrific weekend.

 Visit http://www.sourcesofknowledge.ca/ to learn more about the The Sources of Knowledge Forum, which is intended to demonstrate how research in Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, and the surrounding community contributes to knowledge of the Bruce Peninsula’s natural and human history.


2015 OAGEE Spring Conference at the

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Sources of Knowledge Forum - The Great Arc: Life on the (L)Edge

Tobermory, Ontario

May 8, 2015 with value added days on May 9-10 (optional). 

Sources of Knowledge (SOK) Forum is hosting the annual spring conference of the Ontario Association for Geographic and Environmental Education (OAGEE). Click here for the latest SOK Newsletter regrading the upcoming forum. 
REGISTRATION: Registration is a 2 step process:
1. Register to be an OAGEE member @ WWW.OAGEE.ORG
PRICE: The price of the conference is $99. In addition, to your OAGEE membership.OAGEE members should register through the Sources of Knowledge website in the usual manner, but should tick the appropriate box to identify themselves as teachers. You must be an OAGEE member to attend the morning session at the Visitors' Centre.
DATE: Field Studies for OAGEE members will occur on Friday May 8th (see below). OAGEE members have the opportunity to attend the Forum on May 9 &10th as a value added bonus.  
ACCOMMODATION: The Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottages. http://www.bruceanchor.com/
Be sure to mention that you are attending the Sources of Knowledge Forum. Book for 2 nights and receive a 15% discount. 

OAGEE Spring Conference 2014 Program!

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Blue Mountain & Blue Waters Field Studies

Join us on a tree top walk as we explore Ontario's Niagara Escarpment, which is a UNESCO World  Biosphere Reserve. Search for tribolites on the shores of Nottawasaga Bay in Craigleith Provincial Park and explore Scenic Caves.

Click the Register Now! button on the left side of this page to register online. 

Friday May 2nd 2014
Royal Harbour Resort, 1 Harbour Street, Thornbury Ontario
Members $140 conference fee + HST Includes: lunch, transportation, and all activity fees.    

2013 Spring Conference Resources

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OAGEE hosted a successful Spring Conference in Kenora “Lake of the Woods.” As someone who knows the tremendous amount of time and effort that goes into hosting a successful conference I would like to thank Kristen Roulsten and her team for all of their hard work and dedication.

If you are not able to attend the conference, presenters from the Conferences are able to share their resources with OAGEE members at www.oagee.org (click on the Conferences tab).

Kristen has been kind enough to share the Snap the Shield Photo Essay assignment, rubric, and exemplar

Click here to check out a fantastic video produced for the Spring Conference. Maybe you will see a colleague that you recognize!

OAGEE Spring Conference 2013 Kenora "Lake of the Woods"

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Visit the northwest and snap the shield!
May 24–25

Conference Theme

Come explore the Canadian Shield and its rich history. This year’s conference is being held in Kenora, Ontario. A small northwestern city located on the shores of Lake of the Woods – one of Canada’s largest fresh water lakes. The area has a very rich history, geological wonders, and Aboriginal traditions and cultures that date back to the beginning of time.