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:
Congratulations to the 2016 MAEE Award Winners!
Josh Leonard, Non-formal Educator of the Year
Anna Dutke, Formal Educator of the Year
Larry Dolphin, Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education
Join us for the MAEE Awards Social - November 6th
Scholarships are available for anyone to apply. The 2016 scholarship session is now closed. To apply for a scholarship, please check back in 2017.
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.
2016 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.
Project to Get Kids Involved in Climate Change
By Uma Campbell
Are you looking for new ways to keep kids busy after school and on the weekends? Luckily, there’s one fun project that is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s educational, too! Dedicate your time with your kids to teaching them about climate change and why everyone on the planet needs to make an effort to stop it.
Why should kids learn about climate change? Kids are the future, and they will inherit this planet one day—and all the damage previous generations have done to it. Scientists believe time is running out to limit climate change to only 2 degrees Celsius. Because of this, it’s important you teach kids how to live a more sustainable life and limit the damage to this planet.
But, getting kids interested in such a complex and scientific topic can be difficult, but not impossible. Here's how it can be done:
First, help them understand.
Kids can’t get involved with something unless they thoroughly understand it, so explain climate change to them in a kid-friendly way by using visuals. For example, the concept of greenhouse gases may be lost on kids, but if you turn it into a fun science project, they’ll be able to see what you’re talking about. Continue Reading...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to add it in.
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.