Annual Meeting Registration

Details for the Annual Conference Registration & Membership Application

Anyone who plans on attending the annual conference may use the online registration form, regardless of whether you are or wish to be an ASTE member.

Your order may be paid online through PayPal or using a credit card. Online processing is immediate and a detailed receipt of your payment will be emailed to you. Payment can also be made through postal mail using a check, money order or credit card. The processing time through postal mail is approximately two weeks.

If you wish to pay for membership and conference registration separately (e.g. you pay membership and your institution pays for conference registration), you must go through the online form twice. First go through the online form and complete only the membership portion of the order form.  After payment is received you will receive an email receipt (This is immediate when paying online, two weeks through postal mail). Next, log back into the online form and complete the conference registration portion of the order form.  The system will know that you have already paid to be a 2022 ASTE member and will have you register for the conference at the discounted membership rate.

Questions? Email Dr. Kate Popejoy, ASTE Executive Director, at


Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2022 members or choose to join ASTE for the 2022 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2022 International Conference.
Early Bird: $275
Pre-conference: $300
On-site: $350
Single Day: $185 (no meals included
Virtual Only: $125

Student Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2022 student members or choose to join ASTE  at the student membership level for the 2022 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2022 International Conference.  Please note: you must qualify as a student member in order to register for the 2022 International Conference at the student price.  Please see qualification details under the “types of membership” heading on this page.
Early Bird: $140
Pre-conference: $150
On-site: $225
Single Day: $185 (no meals included)
Virtual Only: $125

Spouse/Partner Registration  – Available to a spouse/partner of an ASTE member who will be attending the conference. Spouse/Partner Registration can not be completed online.  After completing the online registration form for yourself, email Kate Popejoy at to obtain a spouse/partner paper registration form.
Early Bird: $275
Pre-conference: $300
On-site: $350
Single Day: $185 (no meals included)
Virtual Only: $125

Non-ASTE Member Registration –
Available to anyone wishing to attend the conference without joining ASTE for 2022.
Early Bird: $425
Pre-conference: $450
On-site: $475
Single Day: $185 (no meals included)
Virtual Only: $125

Refund Policy: Conference registration fees are non-refundable. If, at a later date, a registered attendee wishes to convert from face-to-face to the limited virtual option, they will be placed on a waitlist for a virtual presentation. No refunds will be given.

January 5, 2021, Experiential Sessions & Exploring Greenville, 9:00AM – 2:30 PM

Storying a Place: The Transformative Power of Eco-Experiential Learning

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 9 am – 2:30 pm

Registration Fee $25 (includes lunch, transportation, and materials).  Limit 25.   

Join local natural resource and conservation specialists, and environmental justice advocates as they guide participants through a multidisciplinary field experience that integrates place-based inquiry practice.

This session is designed to reveal an emerging story that follows the intertwined environmental and social histories of the Reedy River watershed. Navigating the river’s pathway from the urban boundaries of Greenville, our exploration begins on foot at the Hyatt, down to Falls Park on the Reedy, and then continue via shuttle downstream to the Conestee Nature Preserve. The session unravels the threads which make up the tapestry of a Southern community seeking to restore, preserve, and conserve its natural and human assets and emphasizes how individual tales, when united, create an even more resilient fabric. This session frames our conference theme “Why Science?” in a real-world scenario, revealing why our relationships with the land, the air, the water, and all living things, matter now, more than ever.  

ASTE’s own Merrie Koster will facilitate the workshop which highlights strategies for making the most of taking science and environmental learning outside. Guest presenters include:

  • Brad Wyche, conservationist and founder/former executive director of Upstate Forever,
  • Sylvia Palmer Sustaining Way Board Member, environmental justice activist, and former science teacher in Greenville County Public Schools (among these and many other notable distinctions, Mrs. Palmer was the first African American teacher at Greenville Junior High School), and
  • Sarah Whitmire, Conestee Nature Preserve’s education director.

This sponsored workshop is brought to you through a cooperative effort of the ASTE Environmental Education Forum, PA Department of Education’s Environment and Ecology Program, and Stroud Water Research Center.

Note: Be sure to wear comfy shoes and weather appropriate clothes. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a pencil for drawing and journaling

January 6, 2021, Experiential Sessions & Exploring Greenville, 2:00 – 4:45 PM

Exploring the Swamp Rabbit Trail by eBike. 

Capacity: 30

Registration Fee $32 (price includes highly discounted equipment eBike and helmet rental and tour fees)

Join host Environmental Education Forum Co-Chair Matthew Clay (Assistant Professor, Fort Hays State University), on an Reedy Rides eBike tour along the Swamp Rabbit Trail (SRT). This SRT is a 22-mile multi-use (walking and bicycling) greenway that traverses along the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor and City parks to connect Travelers Rest with the City of Greenville, South Carolina. Our tour will originate at the Hyatt, move through downtown Greenville via a section adjacent to the Falls Park on the Reedy and onward into explore the blend of nature and history that abounds.  

Note: Participants will be asked to sign a waiver form.  

January 6, 2021, Roper Mountain Science Center Field Trip, 2:00-4:45PM

Capacity: 55

Registration Fee $15 (pays for the bus)

The Roper Mountain Science Center is a unique and innovative education facility supporting the Greenville County School District. The 62-acre center includes a new Environmental and Sustainability center, 23-inch refractor from Princeton University, as well as planetarium, dinosaur trail, living history farm, and other beautiful STEM facilities. The center provides programing for school children, the community, and teacher professional development. Visit for a full description.

A bus/coach will provide transportation.