2018 Conference

2018 Conference

2018 MAEE Annual Conference: Making Connections
Integrating environmental education into daily practice

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein

August 11, 2018 • McColl Pond ELC• Savage, MN

The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education (MAEE) was proud to host the 2018 MAEE Annual Conference — Making Connections — at McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center in Savage, MN. In 2018 we explored the connections between environmental education and other areas of learning. We explored science, social-emotional development, and art through the lens of nature. McColl Pond ELC offers an inspiring landscape in which to learn and make connections with other educators.

6 CEU's were available for continuing education


  • 9:00 am Registration and Check-In
  • 9:15 am Welcome from MAEE

9:30-12:00 Morning Sessions

  • 9:30-10:30 UnSelfie: How to Promote Empathy-Building Skills with Young Children
  • 10:45-12:00 Telling your Climate Change Story and other resources for teaching climate change
  • 9:30-12:00 Art in Nature, Puppet Program
  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 Group Activity and Reflection Time

2:00-4:00 Afternoon Sessions

  • 2:00-3:00 Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  • 3:15-4:15 The Relationship Between Frequent Field Trips to a Local Community Nature Center and Elementary Aged Youth’s Positive Sense of Place
  • 2:00-4:00 Making Connections with Vitamin 'N'
  • 4:15 Closing and Reflections


Thank you to our conference sponsors: