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 Minnesota's Environmental Education Conference annually
  • Acknowledging successful EE programs and professionals with EE Awards
  • Supporting legislation, partnership and programming that advances EE at the state, regional and national level level
  • Empowering our members with the resources they need
Help grow the movement, consider becoming a member of MAEE today!

Feast Forward

Do Good. Have Fun. Do both at this social event while supporting promising solutions to education. It's a meal, a program, and a networking event all rolled into one!
When: Saturday December 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm
Where: River Bend Nature Center, 1000 Rustad Rd, Faribault, MN 55021
Registration: $15 for MAEE & River Bend members, $20 non-members, additional donations to either organization are welcome. Click here to register and learn more.

MAEE President's Update

The MAEE Board is currently going through a strategic planning process to look at what we believe in, what we’re doing, and make sure the two are aligned. This includes exploring new ways of operating, exploring new models of serving our members, and adapting MAEE to continue serving Environmental Education in MN well into the future. A few initiatives we are exploring in the process include providing more opportunities to network and meet others in the field of EE (like the Feast Forward event, above), partnering with the Midwest Environmental Education Conference and Minnesota Naturalists' Association on conference opportunities, and participating in affiliate events like the NAAEE conference to get new ideas and build new partnerships. Read MAEE Board President Molly Phipp's update to learn more about these exciting developments!


This month, MAEE President Molly Phipps shares her reflection from the NAAEE Conference in Ottawa. Molly and two other MAEE Board members attended on behalf of MAEE. Read about the other EE organizations throughout North America that they got to meet, the great ideas that they came away with, and the sense of community that they found at the conference in this month's blog post.

Every month guest bloggers share their stories, resources, and insights into the world of environmental education. Read the blog here. Have something to share? We'd love to include your voice on our blog! Contact Callie Recknagel if you're interested.

2014 MAEE Award Winners

Jim Rue - 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education Award

Timothy Chase - 2014 Formal Environmental Educator of the Year Award

Bryan Wood - 2014 Non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year Award

Visit SEEK for EE Jobs & Events

SEEK is 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: SEEK website!

MAEE Organizational Members
  • Acorn Naturalists
  • Jeffers Foundation
  • Conserve School
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • Audubon Center of the Northwoods
  • Wolf Ridge ELC
  • MN Pollution Control Agency - SEEK
Interested in becoming an organizational member of MAEE?Check out our membership page for more details.


MAEE is a state affiliate of NAAEE

A member of the No Child Left Inside Coalition

MAEE is a member of the national No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Coalition. Read about the exciting legislation that this coalition promotes on our NCLI page and ask your organization to join the coalition today!

A founding member of the MN Green Schools Coalition
MAEE is a member of the MN Green Schools Coalition and supports the work of transforming traditional schools into healthy, high-performing learning spaces for environmental education.

VIDEO: No Child Left Inside

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