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:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________25th Annual MAEE Conference!
July 28-30, 2017
Join us at Wolf Ridge ELC for our annual Environmental Education conference! There will be workshops and a kayaking excursion at Split Rock Lighthouse from 1 pm to 4 pm on the 28th. Other break-out sessions and field trips are in the works for Saturday and Sunday. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.
Join us for our Arbor Day Trivia and Networking Event!
MAEE will be hosting a Trivia and Networking Event on Thursday, April 27 from 5:00-8:00 at Fulton Brewery in Minneapolis (414 N 6th Ave). This is a free event, open to everyone. This is a free event but donations are appreciated. We hope to see you there! RSVP here!
Scholarships are available for anyone to apply:
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.
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.
"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 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.