Connect with MAEE

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!

Congratulations 2015 MAEE Award Winners

We are honored to present the 2015 Minnesota Association for Environmental Education Awards to the following recipients:
  • Art Widerstrom - Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Elizabeth Bartel - Formal Educator of the Year
  • Jeff Ledermann -  Non-formal Educator of the Year

These award winners have made significant contributions to the field of environmental education in Minnesota. They will be honored at the MEEC Awards Ceremony in October. Learn about each of their accomplishments here and join us in congratulating them!


The Playground of the Outdoors

Read this month's blog post as MAEE Board Member, Jennifer Elsen writes about the playground of the outdoors. Outdoor exploration doesn't stop with the coming of the cold weather - it merely requires warmer clothes! Read the full blog post.

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 Callie Recknagel 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 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!
MAEE Organizational Members
  • Audubon Center of the Northwoods
  • Conserve School
  • Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - SEEK
  • Ney Nature Center
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Interested in becoming an organizational member of MAEE? Check out our membership page for more details.
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