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MAEE strengthens the role of education as a solution to our environmental and societal challenges.

We serve environmental education (EE) professionals, students, K-12 educators, and their allies in Minnesota through:

  • Coordinating professional development and networking opportunities through conferences and other events
  • Acknowledging successful EE programs and professionals with EE Awards
  • Supporting legislation, partnership and programming that advances EE at the state, regional and national level
  • Empowering our members with the resources they need

Help grow the movement. Get involved with MAEE today!

MAEE 25th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

June 25, 2017

Join us as MAEE turns 25! We're throwing a birthday celebration and invite you and your families to join us. We'll have a picnic potluck as well as some fun activities including geocaching, hiking, swimming, fishing, and canoe/kayak/paddle board rental. Check out our seed bomb activity as well!

Click here to learn more and register now!

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25th Annual MAEE Conference!  

July 28-30, 2017

Join MAEE in celebrating our 25th year supporting EE in Minnesota at our annual conference: Speaking Loudly and Acting Boldly for Natural Spaces at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, MN.

Click here to learn more and register now!

2017 Minnesota Association for Environmental Education Awards

The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education awards program exists to recognize and encourage excellence in the field of environmental education. The deadline for nominations for the 2016 MAEE awards is August 31st, 2017.

Award recipients will be notified by September 16th.

Click here for more information on the awards

Scholarships are available for anyone to apply:

  • Educator Scholarship These funds will go to educators to buy supplies and equipment they otherwise would not be able to buy to enrich their learning environment. This scholarship will help provide facilities with the tools they need to provide meaningful experiences for our learners.
  • Student Scholarship Small scholarships for environmental education students will help them complete their coursework or a certificate and support those entering the field.
  • Conference Scholarship  Conference scholarships are available to EE-related conferences including MAEE Annual Conference, NAAEE, MNA and more!
  • Program Sponsorship The Sponsorship Program offers small grants to other organizations to help further Environmental Education in the state.

The future of MAEE: 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

The MAEE Board of Directors finalized the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan at the January Board Retreat. Read about our vision for the next five years of the organization and learn how you can get involved in creating these exciting initiatives! Visit the Strategic Planning page to learn more.

Membership Transition 

Through our recent strategic planning process, MAEE has decided to move away from a membership model. We will stop accepting new individual memberships on December 31, 2016. All individual memberships created or renewed between now and the end of 2016 will receive full MAEE membership benefits until one year after the renewal date. If your membership is due between now and the end of 2016, you may choose to renew it or to make a donation instead. Organizational memberships will continue to be available. Learn more about our decision to move away from a membership model here.

MAEE Organizational Members
Interested in becoming an organizational member of MAEE? Check out our membership page for more details.

MAEE Blog 

"I Told you So"

By: Guest blogger Bailey Stanard

“I told you so” is the first thing that came to mind upon reading the recent article stating “an estimated more than 500 birds killed annually…” in the flyway above U.S. Bank Stadium. As I read further, my blood began to boil. I shouldn’t be surprised that when I mentioned the article at work (in finance), my coworkers were more interested in the views, seat prices, and concession options than the accountability of the owners, banks, and construction companies to create a structure safe for all creatures. I shouldn’t be surprised that companies are more interested in cost analysis and net profit than populations of migratory Ruby Throated hummingbirds. I shouldn’t be surprised…click here to continue Bailey's blog. 

Every month guest bloggers share their stories, resources, and insights into the world of environmental education. Do you have a story to share? Send in a short entry for the MAEE blog! Share stories from the field, highlight an organization or educator that has influenced you, or feature a resource that's been helpful. Contact the MAEE Communications Committee with ideas.

Mapping Environmental Education in MN

What does EE look like in Minnesota? Where does it happen? Use the MAEE mapping tool to explore all of the great places engaging people in environmental education across the state!

This map is a work in progress, so if you know of something that's not on the map already, please send an email to maeeinfo@gmail.com and we'll be sure to add it in.

Visit SEEK for EE Jobs & Events

With a newly redesigned website, SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge) offers a database of EE jobs, resources, and events. It's also home to Minnesota's EE guiding documents, like GreenPrint and Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence. 

Visit the SEEK website today!


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