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THEME:  Following Nature's Design

Caretakers of the Environment International

31st Annual Conference - July 1-8, 2017

Salem, Oregon U.S.A.

CEI 2017 


1-8 July, 2017

Salem, Oregon U.S.A. 


Registration Closes:  April 15th

Payment Due:  April 18th

The 31st Annual CEI Conference "Following Nature's Design" will take place in Salem, Oregon U.S.A. July 1-8, 2017.

The Conference is being hosted by The Oregon Chapter of the U.S.A. Branch of CEI in partnership with Oregon State University Extension - Marion County and 4-H.

The CEI 2017 conference hopes to accommodate 200-250 international and many local delegates.  The CEI delegates are generally secondary school students (aged 14-19) accompanied by their teachers or mentors.  It is recommended that each delegation consist of 1-2 teachers and 2-4 students.  All delegations will present their projects related to the conference theme "Following Nature's Design" through a 10-minute oral presentation.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to have a project exhibition.  There will be a variety of educational field trips, seminars, workshops to support and enhance the experience of the participants.


This conference venues and accomodation will be at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) west of Salem, Oregon.  To stay up to date please visit:

Oregon:  The Conference Location

Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest.  It is sandwiched between Washington State and California and borders the Pacific Ocean.  In the Willamette Valley, where the conference will take place, the summer-time marine west coast or Mediterranean climate is warm, but mild.  Known for it's beautiful volacanic mountains, wild rivers, and striking geologic features, Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Note about the video:  For those of you that remember the videographer from CEI 2005 in Salem, this video of Oregon was produced by him.  Uncage the Soul Productions.


What does it take to enable students to see the planet as one interdependent environment?  Caretakers of the Environment International (CEI) believes this can best occur through having students meet and work together.

By organizing annual international conferences, making available a periodical for teachers and students by teachers and students, establishing national branches and organizing national and regional workshops, CEI tries to establish a worldwide network of secondary school teachers and students who are actively concerned about environmental issues and who are willing to do something about these issues through their education and their action-taking.

The network intends to be a podium for teachers and students to change concerns, ideas, strategies, actions, and projects in the field of environmental education.


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